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Neurology: Basic Skills

Item Number: VNBZ529
Price: $29.95

Contents

SKILLS LABORATORY, PART 1 How to obtain a CSF sample in dogs and cats

Analyzing a patient's cerebrospinal fluid can provide clues to many neurologic diseases. But you have to get a good sample first. This guide will help you perfect your technique.

SKILLS LABORATORY, PART 2 CSF sample handling and examination

Now that you've got your CSF sample, it's time to examine it. You can perform many tests in-house, but you will probably have to send out samples for specialized testing. Here's a look at the different ways a sample can be analyzed.

SKILLS LABORATORY, PART 3 Interpreting the results of CSF analysis in dogs and cats

CSF analysis is just one link in the chain of diagnostic testing to identify neurologic disease. Here's what the results can and cannot tell you in cats and dogs with suspected central nervous system disease.

Alternative anticonvulsant drugs for dogs with seizure disorders

People with seizure disorders have many drug options, but are there safe and effective alternatives to phenobarbital and bromide in dogs? These clinicians share their knowledge of the most promising new drugs.

Skills Laboratory, Part 1: Performing a neurologic examination

Take your time and be thorough, advises this author-neurologist, who tells you step by step how to examine a patient with a possible neurologic problem.

Skills Laboratory, Part 2: Interpreting the results of a neurologic examination

Now that you've compiled all your findings from the neurologic examination, it's time to identify the origin of the problem. Here are some tips to help you locate the lesion.

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