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Use a strong light source!

NeuroPetVet recommends using a strong light source when testing the patient's PLR. Disposable penlig...

 

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Term: Ophthalmoplegia

Pronunciation: oph·thal·mo·ple·gi·a (of-thal'mō-plē'jē-ă)

Etymology: Originally from Ancient Gree...

 

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Boxer with anisocoria

History: A 7-year-old MC Boxer was referred to the Neurology Department by a veterinary ophthalmolog...

 

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Phenobarbital lowers serum levetiracetam concentrations

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Muñana KR, Nettifee-Osborne JA, Papich MG. Effect of chronic administration of phenobarbita...

 

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Causes of trismus

 
Monday's Neuro words for nerds was about trismus.
 

What differential diagnoses...

 

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Explode the hand

The menace response test is performed to assess vision (CN II) and eyelid closure (CN VII) in respon...

 

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Term: Trismus

Pronunciation:  tris·mus (trĭz' məs)

Etymology: 1690s, Modern Latin, from Greek trismos "a scream; ...

 

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Journal club: Transdermal phenobarbital in cats

Article: Delamaide Gasper JA, Barnes Heller HL, Robertson M, Trepanier LA.  Therapeutic serum phenob...

 

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Painful & ataxic Cavalier

Signalment: 4 mos M Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

History: The patient was referred for progressive...

 

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Quiz: Menace response

What portions of the central nervous system are being tested when performing the menace respon...

 

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A new meaning for downward facing dog!

Neurologic patients are frequently weak and/or uncoordinated, so traction is extremely important for...

 

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Term: Internal capsule

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

 

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