Quiz: Menace response

What portions of the central nervous system are being tested when performing the menace response test?

A new meaning for downward facing dog!

Stainless steel tables & cages are great because they are easily cleaned, but they are cold and slippery. Consider using yoga mats on your exam tables and in cages. Click on post title to read more.

Term: Internal capsule

The internal capsule is a white matter band of afferent and efferent nerve fibers ...

Unexpected neuro find in a Weimaraner

This week’s case is a 7 year old FS Weimaraner that presented to the Ophthalmology Department for an unrelated disorder.

Horner Syndrome

Always check the down leg!

In some cases, it can be difficult to elicit a patellar reflex in the "up" leg of a patient that should otherwise have an intact reflex. Read more to find out why the "down" leg should always be tested.

Term: Diffuse axonal injury

Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a form of widespread injury to the white matter of the brain...

Cat with pelvic limb weakness

Today’s case is a 10 yr FS cat with an acute onset of pelvic limb weakness. Watch the video and localize the lesion.

Quiz: Atlantoaxial subluxation

You diagnose a 2-year-old Yorkshire Terrier with atlantoaxial subluxation. You recommend surgical stabilization, but the owner is unable to pursue surgery due to financial constraints. How should the dog be managed medically and what percentage of dogs improve with medical management?

Term: Xanthochromia

Xanthochromia is a yellowish-tinge to cerebrospinal fluid