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CEREBROSPINAL FLUID ANALYSIS
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CEREBROSPINAL FLUID ANALYSIS

CSF analysis is an important diagnostic tool in the investigation of neurological patients, but there are limitations to it. The cell count and protein level of the CSF can be thought of as a CNS analogue of the CBC and serum protein level. Abnormalities in the colour, cellularity and protein level of the CSF are...

CEREBROSPINAL FLUID COLLECTION (CSF TAP)
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CEREBROSPINAL FLUID COLLECTION (CSF TAP)

The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is an ultra-filtrate of plasma, produced mostly by the choroid plexi within the ventricular system. It surrounds the brain and spinal cord, flowing caudally from the ventricular system through the central canal of the spinal cord toward the cauda equina. Indications for CSF collection: Encephalopathies – any disease affecting the brain,...

NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATION AS THE BASE FOR CLINICAL NEUROLOGY
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NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATION AS THE BASE FOR CLINICAL NEUROLOGY

Neurological cases can be challenging for the clinician. We must be aware, that before we decide for more advanced diagnostic procedures, the most important thing in evaluating dogs and cats with neurologic signs is gathering information on patient’s signalment and history and making a complete neurological examination. This is essential to establish an accurate anatomic...

THE IMPORTANCE OF NEUROLOGICAL EXAM
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THE IMPORTANCE OF NEUROLOGICAL EXAM

A worried client walks into the examination room, holding the dog. The dog is tetraplegic and the condition was getting worse during last week. They have seen another vet already, who has run several tests, but couldn’t say what is wrong with the dog. When the owners seek veterinarian help with a case like that,...

Neurology
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Neurology

We are pleased to announce the first of serial OKEAN Veterinary Neurology Courses from 07 – 08 of July 2018 in Belgrade, Pančevo. Our goal is to provide a forum for addressing innovations, issues and complications in veterinary neurology. Designed for veterinarians and neurology specialists, OKEAN neurology meetings will develop and broaden our knowledge and...

Why Neurology?
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Why Neurology?

THE NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATION AND LOCALISATION  HOW TO DESCRIBE WHAT YOU SEE AND KNOW IF IT IS NORMAL OR ABNORMAL The neurological examination is one of the most important and cost-effective tools in clinical neurology.   The two aims of a neurological examination are:   To determine if the nervous system is affected in a disease process (to detect the...