Canine and Feline Epilepsy Diagnosis and Management

Canine and Feline Epilepsy Diagnosis and Management
Canine and Feline Epilepsy Diagnosis and Management
De: Luisa de Risio - Simon Platt
ISBN: 9781780641096
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600 páginas
Publicação: 2014, Cabi


Epilepsy is one of the most familiar chronic neurological diseases and is a common yet challenging presentation in veterinary surgeries. This book covers seizure pathogenesis, classifications, diagnostic investigations, emergency treatments and longer term treatments, with a large section on pharmacological intervention. Filling a considerable gap in the veterinary literature, it includes tables and charts for quick reference during emergencies. Seizures can be very distressing to animals and owners, yet not all seizures are the result of epilepsy, a neurological condition. This book discusses how to distinguish between epileptic and non-neurological seizures, and provides case studies to illustrate different occurrences of epilepsy


1. Pathophysiology of Seizure Activity
2. Pathophysiology of Pharmacoresistant Epilepsy
3. Classification of Seizures and Epilepsies
4. Reactive Seizures
5. Structural Epilepsy
6. Idiopathic Epilepsy and Genetics
7. Epidemiology of Canine Seizures
8. Epidemiology of Feline Seizures
9. Mimics of Seizure Activity: Disorders Confused with Epilepsy
10. Clinical and Diagnostic Investigation of the Seizure Patient
11. Introduction to Electroencephalography
12. Principles of Anti-epileptic Treatment
13. Phenobarbital
14. Bromide
15. Zonisamide
16. Levetiracetam
17. Gabapentin and Pregabalin
18. Felbamate
19. Topiramate
20. The New Additions: Lacosamide, Brivaracetam and Rufinamide
21. Benzodiazepines
22. Imepitoin (Pexion®)
23. Pathophysiology and Management of Cluster Seizures
24. Pathophysiology and Management of Status Epilepticus
25. Novel and Adjunctive Treatments
Glossary of Pharmacological Terminology

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