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BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology
Third Edition
edited by Simon R. Platt

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 full colour illustrations.

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology 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. 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.


  1. Diagnostic procedures
    1. The neurological examination
    2. Lesion localization and differential diagnosis
    3. Clinical pathology
    4. Electrophysiology
    5. Neuroradiology
    6. Tissue biopsy

  2. Neurological presentations
    1. Seizures
    2. Coma, stupor and behavorial change
    3. Disorders of eyes and vision
    4. Head tilt and nystagmus
    5. Neurological abnormalities of the head and face
    6. Tremor and involuntary movements
    7. Neck and back pain
    8. Tetraparesis
    9. Paraparesis
    10. Monoparesis
    11. Exercise intolerance, collapse and paroxysmal disorders
    12. Tail, anal and bladder dysfunction
    13. Neurological emergencies

  3. Therapeutics
    1. Anaesthesia, analgesia and supportive care
    2. Principles of neurosurgery
    3. Drug therapy for diseases of the central nervous system
    4. Radiation therapy of the nervous system
    5. Nursing and rehabilitation of the neurological patient
Appendix 1: Neurological disorders associated with cat and dog breeds

Appendix 2: DAMNITV classification of diseases

Appendix 3: Conversion table for units


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BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology
Third Edition
edited by Simon R. Plat

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