Neurological matters of interest

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General Signalment—gives clues— Puppy more likely to have lead poisoning than older dog CNS neoplasia usually older dog Certain breeds have heritable disorders
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Neurologic problems History— If trauma suspected, was it witnessed? If presented for seizuring— Get thorough description of seizure Odd behavior prior to onset? If progressive disorder, what course/timeframe? If intoxication suspected, what exposure?
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Neurologic examination Purpose: to determine whether animal has neurologic disease; if so, to locate the lesion anatomically as closely as possible. Once the location is determined, a list of differential diagnoses can be formulated.
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Neurologic exam Mental status--level of consciousness Normal Dull Stuporous Comatose Behavior— Normal for breed, age, situation?
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Neuro Exam Movement and gait Need a non-slippery surface to evaluate gait Is voluntary control present?
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