A Practical Guide to Seizure Disorders in Dogs and Cats
By Luisa De Risio and Karen Muñana
A Practical Guide to Seizure Disorders in Dogs and Cats eBook Download. Seizure disorders are commonly encountered in small animal practice. The goal of this book is to provide a comprehensive, evidence-based resource to assist in the successful management of recurrent seizures in dogs and cats. Practical information on every aspect of seizure management is presented and is supported with a review of the available literature. The book’s format is designed to provide a logical, clinically relevant approach to the seizure patient, with in-depth information on the broad range of topics involved in the diagnosis and treatment of seizure disorders in dogs and cats. The first five chapters describe the clinical and diagnostic approach to the seizure patient, and include thorough descriptions of seizure classification with video case examples, canine idiopathic epilepsy, the genetics of epilepsy, feline epilepsy and quality of life. There are separate chapters devoted to advanced imaging and electroencephalography, both of which contain numerous images to complement the discussion of the material. The remaining chapters focus on epilepsy treatment and include a review of general treatment guidelines and pharmacological principles, as well as a comprehensive review of antiseizure drugs, adjunctive therapies for drug-resistant epilepsy, and the management of cluster seizures and status epilepticus in dogs and cats. The 19 book chapters are authored by veterinary specialists from around the globe. Algorithms are included throughout the book, and each chapter contains a summary of key points, providing easy access to information to support clinical decision making and patient care. Our aim was to create a comprehensive reference that would be of value to primary care veterinarians, veterinary students, interns, residents, and veterinary specialists alike.