Pet owner educational atlas. Neurology
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Pet owner educational atlas. Neurology

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Achieving the owners acceptance and implication, both in the required diagnostic tests and the therapeutic compliance, is an essential aspect for the optimal resolution of any clinical case. To this end, it is necessary that he or she understands what is happening to the pet and what diagnostic and treatment guidelines are being established by the veterinary surgeon. In order to make the explanations easier and take profit from the time dedicated to them, the practitioner can rely on this book, where anatomical and physiological aspects of the nervous system are gathered, as well as the main techniques and diagnostic tools that can be applied and the most common pathological conditions and neurological diseases. The clarity and accuracy of the illustrations on every sheet, accompanied by the texts of an expert in this issue like Juan J. Mínguez, will be an important support point for the veterinary surgeon in those cases presenting a neurological problem.

Juan José Mínguez Molina

Graduated in Veterinary Medicine by the Complutense University of Madrid in 1995. He obtained a postgraduate degree in Neurology and Neurosurgery I, II and III at the Postgraduate degree at the European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS) in Bern (Switzerland) from 2003 to 2006. Accredited by AVEPA in neurology and neurosurgery in 2013.

Since October 2008 he holds a position at the European College of Veterinary Neurology in order to obtain the European Diploma in neurology, rotating his work at the Neurology and Neurosurgery Service of the Veterinary Hospital of Guadiamar in Sanlúcar la Mayor (Sevilla), and at the Veterinary Neurology Center in Getafe (Madrid).

In addition to his jobs as clinical neurologist, he participates in research projects collaborating with medical institutions like the University Hospital Virgen del Rocío, University Hospital Virgen de la Macarena, and the National Throttle Center. He is author of many different publications and has participated as speaker in various courses and congresses, as well as the Master of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Complutense University of Madrid, teaching issues related to spinal surgery.

He is member of the European Society of Veterinary Neurology (ESVN) and the Group of Neurology and Neurosurgery of AVEPA.

1. Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system

• Nervous system (CNS and PNS)

• Nervous system (CNS and PSNS)

• Brain

• Spinal cord

• Cranial nerves

• Reflex arc

• Micturition reflex

2. Clinical evaluation and diagnostic tests


• Alterations in mental status and level of consciousness

• Abnormal postures

• Postural reactions

• Cranial nerve assessment

• Evaluation of hindlimb and forelimb spinal reflexes

• Other spinal reflexes

Diagnostic tests and techniques

• Collection of cerebrospinal fluid

• Myelography

• Electrophysiological tests

• Other tests

3. Pathologies of the CNS

Epilepsy and related syndromes

• Epilepsy

• Cauda equina syndrome

• Central vestibular syndrome

• Peripheral vestibular syndrome

Compressive lesions of the spinal cord

• Atlantoaxial instability

• Caudal cervical spondylomyelopathy (wobbler syndrome)

• Vertebral malformations

• Herniated disc

• Spinal cord injuries

• Vertebral tumours

Non-compressive lesions of the spinal cord

• Vascular myelopathies

• Aortic thromboembolism

• Infectious inflammation

• Noninfectious inflammation

• Syringohydromyelia

• Spinal dysraphism

• Degenerative myelopathy


• Cerebrovascular accident

• Inflammatory encephalopathies

• Hydrocephalus

• Caudal occipital malformation syndrome (COMS)

• Subarachnoid diverticulum

• Hepatic encephalopathy

• Traumatic brain injury

• Brain tumours

• Cognitive dysfunction syndrome

Cerebellar pathologies

• Disorders of the cerebellum

• Cortical cerebellar degeneration

• Idiopathic cerebellitis


• Vision process and its responses

• Ophthalmoscopy and other diagnostic tests

• Horner’s syndrome

4. Pathologies of the PNS

• Classification of pathologies of the PNS

• Inflammatory neuropathies

• Idiopathic facial neuropathy

• Acute idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis

• Lesions of the sciatic and radial nerves

• Brachial plexus avulsion

• Lumbar compression syndrome

• Metabolic neuropathies

• Myasthenia gravis

• Myositis

5. Elimination disorders

• Urination disorders

• Defecation disorders

6. Neurosurgery: surgical techniques

• Rostrotentorial and caudal fossa craniotomy

• Transfrontal and suboccipital craniotomy

• Hemilaminectomy

• Dorsal laminectomy

• Ventral cervical spinal cord decompression

• Corpectomy

• Disc fenestration

• Neurosurgery-associated complications

• Postoperative care

  • Autor/es Juan José Mínguez Molina
  • Fecha de edición enero 2019
  • Nº Páginas 76
  • Encuadernación Tapa dura. Wire-o
  • Tamaño 22 X 28
  • Idioma Inglés

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