Canine Internal Medicine Secrets by Stan Rubin, Anthony Carr

By Stan Rubin, Anthony Carr

A part of the preferred secrets and techniques Series®, this new textual content offers crucial, useful info for reviewing dogs inner drugs themes more often than not encountered in medical events. prepared by way of illness variety, it beneficial properties various images, a favored question-and-answer structure, and a close index that makes it effortless to discover details quick. In 10 concise chapters, specialist individuals pose key questions and supply authoritative solutions addressing the events that confront small animal veterinarians on a daily basis.

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There are several potential pathophysiologic mechanisms that may contribute to the development of syringohydromyelia. Very simplistically, these can be divided into disorders that affect normal CSF flow dynamics, resulting in altered CSF pressures, or diseases resulting in a congenital or acquired loss of normal neural parenchyma with resultant replacement with abnormal fluid accumulations. 38. Are there any conditions associated with the development of syringohydromyelia? Traumatic spinal cord injury or myelitis may result in the formation of syrinxes.

Grade 2—ataxia and ambulatory paraparesis 3. Grade 3—ataxia and nonambulatory paraparesis 4. Grade 4—paraplegia with intact sensorium (deep pain present) 5. Grade 5—paraplegia with absent deep pain perception 64. What dogs with thoracolumbar IVDD are candidates for conservative management? Conservative management is indicated in dogs with Grade 1 or 2 clinical disease or in dogs whose owners decline surgery. 65. What is the prognosis associated with conservative management of IVDD? The prognosis is variable but, in general, dogs with Grade 1 or 2 deficits have a good (>80%) prognosis for functional recovery.

Recent evidence suggests that GME may be an immune-mediated hypersensitivity reaction. 39. Are there any readily identifiable predisposing factors? GME can affect any sex, breed, or age of dog. The classic signalment of a dog with GME is a young to middle-age, small-breed dog. Some studies have reported higher prevalence in female dogs, and breed predilections for Poodles and Terriers. 40. What are the clinical manifestations of GME? Three distinct clinical forms of GME are recognized: 1. Ocular: acute onset of blindness; clinical and fundoscopic evidence of optic neuritis.

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