Canine and Feline Epilepsy
Diagnosis and Management
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.
Inhouda: Preface1: Pathophysiology of Seizure Activity2: Pathophysiology of Pharmacoresistant Epilepsy3: Classification of Seizures and Epilepsies4: Reactive Seizures5: Structural Epilepsy6: Idiopathic Epilepsy and Genetics7: Epidemiology of Canine Seizures8: Epidemiology of Feline Seizures9: Mimics of Seizure Activity: Disorders Confused with Epilepsy10: Clinical and Diagnostic Investigation of the Seizure Patient11: Introduction to Electroencephalography12: Principles of Anti-epileptic Treatment13: Phenobarbital14: Bromide15: Zonisamide16: Levetiracetam17: Gabapentin and Pregabalin18: Felbamate19: Topiramate20: The New Additions: Lacosamide, Brivaracetam and Rufinamide21: Benzodiazepines22: Imepitoin (Pexion (R))23: Pathophysiology and Management of Cluster Seizures24: Pathophysiology and Management of Status Epilepticus25: Novel and Adjunctive Treatmentsb: Glossary of Pharmacological Terminologyc: Glossary