Veterinary Neurology: Neuroanatomy with Clinical Correlations
This lecture has been RACE Approved for 1 CE hour of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
The objective of this lecture is to give the veterinary professional an understanding of the importance of performing a thorough neurologic examination. This exam will then be the foundation to make the correct anatomic diagnosis. Once an anatomic diagnosis is made, the appropriate ancillary procedures and treatment options, if suitable, can be determined and provided to the patient and owner. A basic understanding of the neuroanatomy is paramount to providing the best outcome in our veterinary patients with neurologic diseases. During the course of this lecture a review of the pertinent neuroanatomy will be provided based on clinical examples. This includes a discussion of some classic disorders of the brain, spinal cord and neuromuscular system. Examples will be utilized that allow the clinician to distinguish and gain a basic understanding of the neuroanatomy of the veterinary patient. The primary focus of the lecture will be to correlate the clinical exam findings with the associated effects on the nervous system and how to come up with a correct anatomic diagnosis. In the course of the lecture specific suggestions for treatment will be offered. This includes the most up to date options available to our veterinary patients with complex disorders of the nervous system. Additionally, the examples will provide the veterinarian with specific reasonable expectations of outcome with certain neurologic disorders.