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Seizures in Dogs and Cats

by Sean Sanders
May 2015, Wiley-BlackwellSean-Sanders-Seizures-in-Dogs-and-Cats-Wiley-Blackwell-(2015)

Seizures in Dogs and Cats offers a practical, complete resource for the veterinary management of seizures in dog and cat patients. The book is carefully designed for ease of use in the clinical setting, presenting clinically oriented information on the etiology, diagnosis, and management of seizures. Each chapter begins with key points, then presents greater detail, making the book equally useful for fast access during the exam and for further reference.

The book begins with chapters on the history, biology, and classification of seizures, then covers diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment, emergencies, and complementary medicine. Unique chapters cover client communications and potential future directions of the field. Seizures in Dogs and Cats puts all the information needed to manage seizures in the veterinary clinic at your fingertips.

  • Offers a comprehensive, clinically oriented reference for treating canine and feline seizure patients
  • Acts as a foundational manual, bringing the body of knowledge together into a single resource
  • Designed for easy reference, with key points highlighted and further information available
  • Covers etiology, diagnosis, and management from a clinical standpoint
  • Presents concrete advice for any seizure situation faced in veterinary practice
  • Includes access to a companion website providing video clips, a glossary, a neurology exam form, and a seizure log

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface viii
Acknowledgments x
1 Historical perspectives 1
2 The biology of seizures 13
3 Epileptic seizure classification and syndromes 46
4 Client communication 81
5 Diagnosis 94
6 Medical management of seizures 129
7 Antiseizure medications 166
8 Emergency management of seizures 221
9 Alternative, integrative, and complementary therapy 240
10 Advanced invasive therapy for seizures 267
Appendix 1 Glossary of descriptive terminology for veterinary ictal semiology 283
Appendix 2 Clinical neurology forms and the neurological examination 287
Appendix 3 Online resources 299
Appendix 4 Antiseizure medication formulary and common formulas 301
Index 000

Author Information

Author Information

Sean Sanders, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology) is a Neurologist and Neurosurgeon at Seattle Veterinary Specialists in Seattle, Washington.

ISBN: 978-1-118-68974-5 *344 pages

File size: 10.7 MB
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