Canine and Feline Epilepsy Diagnosis and Management PDF. Seizures are one of the most common neurological conditions encountered in small animal practice.
Canine and Feline Epilepsy Diagnosis and Management
Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological disease in dogs; it is often associated with dramatic clinical signs, lifelong treatment and potential effects on the animal quality of life and lifespan. The emotional and financial impact of this disease on the pet-owners can be dramatic.
Diagnosis and management of the seizure patient can be challenging. To date, information on various aspects of this topic has been covered in individual chapters in neurology, internal medicine and pharmacology textbooks and in scientific articles. Therefore consultation of numerous publications has been necessary to obtain comprehensive knowledge.
The authors have compiled this textbook in order to provide information on multiple aspects of canine and feline seizures and epilepsy such as pathophysiology, classification, aetiologies and differential diagnoses, epidemiology, diagnostic investigations and emergency and maintenance treatment. Mechanism of action, metabolism and pharmacokinetics, pharmacokinetic interactions and adverse reactions, dosing, monitoring recommendations and efficacy of old and new generation antiepileptic medications are presented in detail. A glossary on pharmacological terminology has been added at the end of the book to help understanding in this area. Extensive referencing has been provided.
Having all of this information available in one textbook should help to improve know-ledge on this complex subject and subsequently help veterinarians to improve the care of dogs and cats with seizure activity.
The authors are very grateful to the invited authors, Holger Volk and Fiona James, for their invaluable contribution in their respective area of expertise, Pathophysiology of refractory seizures (Chapter 2) and Electroencephalography (Chapter 11), and to colleagues who have contributed images. We also wish to thank the publisher CABI and particularly our senior editorial assistant, Alexandra Lainsbury.
Due to production requirements the number of colour images is greater in the e-book than in the printed book. The layout of colour images in the printed book has been determined by the publisher’s production.