- Contains nearly 200 clear, conceptual and anatomically precise drawings, photographs of clinical cases and gross anatomical specimens
- Keeps to simple language and focuses on the key concepts
- Unique ‘NeuroMaps’ outline the location of the functional systems within the nervous system and provide simple, visual aids to understanding and interpreting the results of the clinical neurological examination
- The anatomical appendix provides 33 high-resolution gross images of the intact and sliced dog brain and detailed histological images of the sectioned sheep brainstem.
- An extensive glossary explains more than 200 neuroanatomical structures and their function.
Regional neuroanatomy. Neuroembryology. Neurohistology, physiology and supporting structures. Hierarchical organization in the nervous system. Reflexes and motor systems. Ascending somatic sensory tracts and conscious sensory systems. The cerebellum. Vestibular system. Posture and movement in quadrupeds. Cranial nerves. Behaviour, emotion and arousal. The autonomic nervous system. The neurological examination and lesion localisation.
Christine E Thomson, BVSc(Hons), PhD, DipACVIM(Neurol), DipECVN, ILTM, MRCVS, Associate Professor, Comparative Physiology and Anatomy, Massey University Veterinary School, Palmerston North, New Zealand and Caroline Hahn, DVM, MSc, PhD, DipECEIM, DipECVN, MRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neurosciences, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK