Quiz: Brain herniation

A Maltese dog was found laterally recumbent and non-responsive by its owner after returning home for work. Can you answer these questions about brain herniation and intracranial pressure?

Term: Dysphagia

Dysphagia is difficulty in eating. Click on the post title to read more about the clinical relevance in veterinary neurology.

Quiz: Cat with head excursions

You are presented with a 7-year-old spayed female Ragdoll cat with abnormal head movements. Watch the video and answer the questions.

Term: Locus ceruleus

The locus ceruleus (locus caeruleus) literally means “blue spot.” It is a nucleus in the rostrodorsal pons in the floor of the fourth ventricle.

NADX? Ataxic Yorkie

This week's case is a 7-year-old castrated male Yorkie with sudden onset and progressive weakness/incoordination in the pelvic limbs. Watch the video above and localize the lesion.

Quiz: Asymmetric head in Golden

A 7-year-old castrated male Golden Retriever is presented for evaluation of a growing mass on milling of the head between the ears. Review neuro exam findings and answer the questions.

Gluten-free diet may help “Spike’s Disease”

This small study examines the clinical and serological effect of a gluten-free diet in Border Terriers with Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome ("Spike's Disease").

Term: Chorea

This week's neuro word for nerds is chorea, which is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder characterized by...

NADX? Paraplegic Dachshund

This week's case is a 4 1/2 yr FS Dachshund that was presented to the ER Department for evaluation for inability to walk. The dog had been nonambulatory for about one week. Watch the video and localize the lesion. Also, based on the video, what is the prognosis for this patient?

Cervical foraminal disc extrusion in dogs

This was a retrospective study that reviewed the medical records of dogs with cervical intervertebral foraminal disc extrusion (CIFDE).

Term: Corpora quadrigemina

Pronunciation: cor·po·ra quad·ri·gem·i·na   \kȯr-p(ə-)rə  kwäd-rə-ˈjem-ə-nə\ Etymology:…


This week's Wednesday quiz day presents 3 questions regarding a 4-year-old, castrated male Lhasa Apso with an acute onset of pelvic limb weakness with no known trauma.