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Equine Neurology


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Notes on contributors vii Preface ix About the companion website x Section 1: Foundations of Clinical Neurology 1 Overview of neuroanatomy 3 Caroline Hahn and Jerry Masty 2 Cerebrospinal fluid and the blood-brain barrier 21 Martin Furr 3 Immunology of the central nervous system 36 Martin Furr 4 Pharmaceutical considerations for treatment of central nervous system disease 46 Veronique A. Lacombe and Martin Furr 5 Fundamental neurophysiology 58 Craig Johnson and Caroline Hahn Section 2: Clinical Equine Neurology 6 Examination of the nervous system 67 Martin Furr and Stephen Reed 7 Differential diagnosis and management of horses with seizures or alterations in consciousness 79 Veronique A. Lacombe and Martin Furr 8 Differential diagnosis of equine spinal ataxia 93 Martin Furr 9 Differential diagnosis and management of cranial nerve abnormalities 99 Robert J. MacKay 10 Sleep and sleep disorders in horses 123 Joseph J. Bertone 11 Headshaking 130 Monica Aleman and Kirstie Pickles 12 Differential diagnosis of urinary incontinence and cauda equina syndrome 139 Melissa Hines 13 Differential diagnosis of muscle tremor and paresis 149 Amy L. Johnson 14 Electrodiagnostic evaluation of the nervous system 157 George M. Strain and Frank Andrews 15 Anesthetic considerations for horses with neurologic disorders 184 Adriana G. Silva 16 The basics of equine neuropathology 191 Fabio Del Piero and John L. Robertson 17 Diagnostic imaging of the equine nervous system 215 Katherine Garrett Section 3: Specific Disease Syndromes 18 Equine herpesvirus ]associated myeloencephalopathy 225 Lutz S. Goehring 19 Mosquito ]borne infections affecting the central nervous system 233 Maureen T. Long 20 Contagious neurological diseases 262 Maureen T. Long 21 Bacterial infections of the central nervous system 273 Martin Furr 22 Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis 285 Martin Furr and Daniel K. Howe 23 Parasitic infections of the central nervous system 306 Martin Furr 24 Miscellaneous infections of the central nervous system 314 Martin Furr 25 Disorders associated with clostridial neurotoxins: Botulism and tetanus 319 Martin Furr 26 Neurodegenerative disorders 328 Robert J. MacKay 27 Equine hepatic encephalopathy 343 Tom Divers 28 Cervical vertebral stenotic myelopathy 349 Amy L. Johnson and Stephen Reed 29 Electrolyte abnormalities and neurologic dysfunction in horses 368 Ramiro E. Toribio 30 Cervical articular process disease fractures and other axial skeletal disorders 386 Richard Hepburn 31 Congenital malformation of the nervous system 401 Martin Furr 32 Central nervous system trauma 406 Yvette S. Nout ]Lomas 33 Disorders of the peripheral nervous system 429 Martin Furr 34 Equine neurotoxic agents and conditions 437 Martin Furr 35 Neonatal encephalopathy and related conditions 455 Martin Furr 36 Miscellaneous movement disorders 465 Caroline Hahn 37 Stereotypic and behavior disorders 472 Carissa L. Wickens and Katherine A. Houpt 38 Miscellaneous conditions 484 Martin Furr Index 000

About the Author

Martin Furr, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM, is Adelaide Riggs Chair of Internal Medicine, Chief of Medicine, and Professor of Medicine at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medicine Center, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Stephen Reed, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, is former Professor and Head of Equine Medicine and Surgery at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, USA and is currently affiliated with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.


"I thoroughly recommend it and would not be without it now." (Veterinary Record, 14 November 2015) "The second edition of Equine Neurologyedited by Martin Furr and Stephen Reed is a valuable reference for veterinary students, general practitioners, and specialists." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 September 2015)

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