BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology
By Simon Platt , Natasha Olby
Edition: 3rd., 2004
The third edition of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology has been completely rewritten and restyled, reflecting the rapid and extensive advances that have taken place in this field over the last 10 years. Accompanying chapters from neurology specialists across Europe and the USA are a set of stunning specially commissioned full colour illustrations.
The book is divided into three sections. The first section discusses the essentials of neurological diagnosis including, examination, lesion localization, clinical pathology, electrophysiology, neuroradiology and tissue biopsy. And it is within the neuroradiology chapter that the greatest differences from the previous edition are evident. Increased access to advanced imaging has greatly expanded neurological knowledge and here these techniques are explored in depth alongside thorough descriptions of radiographic techniques typically used in small animal practice.
The second section focuses on clinical presentation and has been expanded with the addition of several new chapters on different presenting problems. This has been necessary due to the overwhelming increase in information now available on both new and previously described diseases. The aim of these chapters is to provide the practising veterinary surgeon with information identify the area of the nervous system responsible for their patient’s clinical signs. The reader is then guided through an appropriate diagnostic approach and the different diseases to be considered. Each chapter in this section presents the diseases in a similar fashion; detailing the clinical presentation, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of each disease.This is followed by the final section of completely new chapters devoted to the special treatment considerations necessary for the neurological patient. Considered here are emergency neurology presentations (e.g. head injury), neuroanaesthesia, clinical pharmacology, radiotherapy, neurosurgery and rehabilitation of the neurological patient.