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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, functional info for reviewing dogs inner medication subject matters in general encountered in medical occasions. prepared via sickness kind, it beneficial properties various photographs, a favored question-and-answer structure, and an in depth index that makes it effortless to discover details speedy. In 10 concise chapters, specialist members pose key questions and supply authoritative solutions addressing the events that confront small animal veterinarians each day.Authoritative assurance is equipped through a workforce of nationally famous canines inner drugs experts.All of an important "need to grasp" questions and solutions are provided within the concise, confirmed structure of the acclaimed secrets and techniques Series.More than sixty five superior-quality illustrations spotlight key concepts.A thorough, hugely designated index offers speedy and straightforward entry to precise themes.

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Chronic CDV encephalitis is often associated with vestibular signs and gait deficits. Myoclonus, the spontaneous, rhythmic, repetitive twitching of a single or group of muscles, is seen in less than half of animals with CDV encephalitis. 62. Is the presence of myoclonus pathognomonic for CDV encephalomyelitis? No. Although CDV infection is the most commonly recognized cause of myoclonus, other inflammatory CNS diseases can also cause myoclonus. 63. How is CDV encephalomyelitis diagnosed? Acute CDV encephalitis is often presumptively diagnosed in young dogs with consistent historical and clinical examination findings.

Demonstration of the cryptococcal organism in cytologic or histologic tissue samples is the preferred method of diagnosis. Samples obtained from cutaneous lesions, respiratory exudates, enlarged lymph nodes, CSF, and ocular paracentesis will often contain organisms. Diagnostic imaging studies often provide additional information that supports the diagnosis and can aid the clinician in the selection of tissues to aspirate or biopsy. Miliary interstitial infiltrates are often seen on thoracic radiographs.

In dogs, neurologic signs are often multifocal and commonly involve the brain stem (vestibular dysfunction, facial paralysis, ataxia), forebrain (seizures, circling), cervical spinal cord (tetraparesis, spinal hyperpathia, ataxia), or optic nerves (optic neuritis). 29. How is the diagnosis best established? Demonstration of the cryptococcal organism in cytologic or histologic tissue samples is the preferred method of diagnosis. Samples obtained from cutaneous lesions, respiratory exudates, enlarged lymph nodes, CSF, and ocular paracentesis will often contain organisms.

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