Neurology Club Archive

Sleep Disorders

Presenter: Johnny (Ioannis) Plessas DVM MVetMed DipECVN MRCVS
RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology

Category: Neurology Club

Sleep disorders are infrequently seen in small animal practice but can mimic common conditions, such as syncope or seizures, and can lead to misdiagnosis. Several sleep disorders have been reported in people but in animals narcolepsy/ cataplexy and REM sleep behaviour disorder are the most common ones. Narcolepsy is characterised…

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Published on: 21.12.2017
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Approach to balance disorder in cats

Presenter: Dr Laurent Garosi DVM Dip ECVN MRCVS
RCVS & European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Head of Neurology/Neurosurgery- Davies Veterinary Specialists

Category: Neurology Club

Head tilt and nystagmus are frequent clinical manifestations of a vestibular disorder.The vestibular system is essential in maintaining balance and preventing the animal from falling over by keeping and adapting the position of the eyes, head and body with respect to gravity.It is therefore not surprising that disease of the…

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Published on: 22.11.2017
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Focus on Spinal Trauma

Presenter: Professor Simon R Platt BVM&S, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology) Dipl. ECVN
RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

Category: Neurology Club

Spinal trauma can happen secondary to numerous accident types, most commonly due to vehicle related injury. Spinal injury can be related to fractures, luxations, haemorrhage, ischemia and disc disease following the trauma. During this session we will outline how to evaluate the patient with spinal trauma and specifically what neurological…

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Published on: 25.10.2017
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CSF collection and analysis

Presenter: Roberta Di Terlizzi,DVM, Dipl.ACVP (clin path)
Clinical Pathologist II

Category: Neurology Club

Analysis of CSF is an important diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. It can be used to help differentiate between many diseases of the CNS, it is a very sensitive test but not very specific. Analysis of CSF is indicated in any animal showing CNS signs if metabolic and toxic causes…

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Published on: 28.09.2017
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Dealing with the Paralysed Cat

Presenter: Dr Laurent Garosi DVM Dip ECVN MRCVS
RCVS & European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Head of Neurology/Neurosurgery- Davies Veterinary Specialists

Category: Neurology Club

Feline neurology can be daunting let alone trying to do a neurological examination on a cat. This hurdle has too often pushed the clinician into neglecting the neurological evaluation in favour of making the best guess at which diagnostic tests may achieve a diagnosis. Anyone dealing with feline neurology has…

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Published on: 31.08.2017
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Monoparesis

Presenter: Professor Simon R Platt BVM&S, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology) Dipl. ECVN
RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

Category: Neurology Club

Monoparesis can appear like a lameness due to orthopedic disease. When it is due to neurological dysfunction there are several abnormalities of a neurological examination that we should be aware of, distinguishing from other causes of weakness. The diagnostic considerations for a neurological dysfunction affecting one limb often relate to…

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Published on: 18.07.2017
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Paroxysmal dyskinesia

Presenter: Dr Laurent Garosi DVM Dip ECVN MRCVS
RCVS & European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Head of Neurology/Neurosurgery- Davies Veterinary Specialists

Category: Neurology Club

Paroxysmal dyskinesias (PDs) are episodic movement disorders in which abnormal movements are present only during attacks. Although increasingly being recognised they are often poorly characterised in the veterinary literature and are commonly mistaken for an epileptic seizure, both by owners and by vets. The term paroxysmal indicates that the signs…

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Published on: 22.06.2017
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Muscular dystrophies

Presenter: Aurelien Jeandel, DVM, Dip ECVM, MRCVS
European Veterinary Specialist in Neurology

Category: Neurology Club

Muscular dystrophies are a group of genetic hereditary diseases affecting several species. In humans, Duchenne muscular dystrophy is considered as a public health challenge that dramatically affects young boys. Equivalent of this disease has been recognised in dogs and cats. Although muscular dystrophies are rare in companion animals, their identification…

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Published on: 31.05.2017
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Use and misuse of steroids in neurology

Presenter: Professor Simon R Platt BVM&S, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology) Dipl. ECVN
RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

Category: Neurology Club

Corticosteroids are a powerful group of drugs with effects on inflammatory processes and on the immune system in general. Used at the correct dose for a specific period of time, they can be effective medications for many neurological diseases while contraindicated in others. They have been shown to have direct…

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Published on: 20.04.2017
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Anaesthesia of patients with intracranial disease

Presenter: Louise Clark BVMS, CertVA, DiplECVAA, MSc
(Clinical Management of Pain), MRCVS.
RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia

Category: Neurology Club

Animals with intra-cranial disease pose multiple problems for anaesthesia. They have markedly altered intra-cranial physiology and this pre-disposes them to a multitude of anaesthetic complications, some of which are life-threatening. A thorough understanding of "what is going on" inside the cranial vault, and the interaction of physiology with anaesthesia and…

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Published on: 30.03.2017
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Focus on Wobbler Syndrome

Presenter: Dr Laurent Garosi DVM Dip ECVN MRCVS
RCVS & European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology

Category: Neurology Club

Cervical spondylomyleopathy (CSM) is a multifactorial disease characterised by cervical spinal cord compression secondary to vertebral canal stenosis. The stenosis results from vertebral malformation which may or may not be associated with secondary degenerative changes of structures surrounding the spinal cord. The aetiology of CSM is not fully understood and…

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Published on: 22.02.2017
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Toxic and Metabolic Causes of Seizures

Presenter: Professor Simon R Platt BVM&S, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVIM (Neurology) Dipl. ECVN
RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

Category: Neurology Club

Toxic and metabolic diseases affecting the nervous system are an important consideration for dogs and cats which have predominantly brain dysfunction and very likely also have systemic health issues. The prognosis for most of these cases is actually quite good if the underlying cause can be dealt with or in…

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Published on: 26.01.2017
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