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Neurology - Common Brain Disorders in Dogs and Cats

Neurology - Common Brain Disorders in Dogs and Cats





Practical and Progressive Ideas for Veterinary Professionals in Private Practice!




 About the Course.......

This neurology course focuses on common brain disorders in dogs and cats. Some animals have untreatable brain tumors or other serious diseases, and others have conditions that are treatable or at least controllable. How do we tell them apart? How do we localize the problem to different parts of the brain? Many animals with brain disorders have seizures. How is a seizure patient best managed? Why do we perform a CT on one patient while performing an MRI on another?


After attending this Seminar:

? You will be able to understand neurologic findings and be able to localize neurologic signs to specific parts of the brain.

? You will get an overview of various techniques that can be used to diagnose brain lesions.

? You will be able to differentiate between peripheral and central vestibular disease and list the most common differential diagnoses.

? You will gain a deeper understanding of old and new seizure treatments.

? You will get an update on treatment of brain tumors.

? You will become more familiar with various treatment options for GME.

? You will be more comfortable handling head trauma cases.

 Course Faculty......

Marguerite Knipe, DVM: Dr. Knipe received her DVM from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis in 1998. From 1998 to 1999, she completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Purdue University. In 2002, she completed her residency in Neurology/Neurosurgery at UC Davis and achieved Diplomate status in the Neurology specialty of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Knipe has worked in private specialty practice in northern California, and since 2002, has been a Lecturer in Neurology/Neurosurgery at the University of California, Davis.


Helena Rylander, DVM: Dr. Rylander received a Veterinary degree from University of Uppsala Sweden, 1990. She then worked in a small animal practice from 1991- 1994 and then in a small animal referral practice as a surgeon from 1994-2000. Dr. Rylander completed her residency in neurology, Davis, CA 2000-2003 and achieved Diplomate ACVIM (neurology) 2003. Currently, Dr. Rylander is a Clinical Assistance Professor for UW-Madison.


P. Filippo Adamo, DVM: Dr. Adamo is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery at UW-Madison. He received his DVM in 1986 from the University of Pisa, Italy. He completed an externship in clinical neurology 1988-1990 from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA and an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery 1990-1991, Tuskegee. He also achieved Diplomate of European College of Veterinary Neurology, University, AL, 1997. Principle areas of research include intracranial surgery, spinal biomechanic and granulomatous meningoencephalitis.