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Dr. Chauvet of PINC joins Alta Vista Animal Hospital in Toronto

By Dr. Chauvet | Jul 11, 2017

Dr. Anne Chauvet just became the newest specialist to join VCA Canada Alta Vista Animal Hospital as neurologist/neurosurgeon. Chauvet, a graduate of the Western College of Veterinary medicine, Saskatoon, Canada, completed a residency in Neurology/Neurosurgery in Davis, California. After five years on staff at University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary medicine, she built her private practice…

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Neurology articles and updates June 2017

By Dr. Chauvet | Jun 26, 2017

Neurology articles are in the forefront of my literature and I like to share things with you. For each article, I give you a TWO CENTS WORTH comment if I have one.   ACVIM proceedings neurology relevant articles for your pleasure! www.vin.com Cognitive Impairment, Health Status and Overall Adaptation in Aged Dogs: An Epidemiological Study…

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Down Lioness – even lions get disc disease

By Dr. Chauvet | Jun 25, 2017

Neurological disorders can occur to any species including big cats.  With proper application of the veterinary neurological examination principlse, the lesion can be localized and the next plan of action taken. This lioness, Olla, from the Big Cat Habitat and Wildlife Sanctuary in Sarasota, Florida, is the perfect mixture of knowledge and community work. History: Days…

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dementia

Dementia happens to dogs & cats

By Dr. Chauvet | Jun 25, 2017

“My pet is losing ‘it.’” Sounds familiar? It does to me. My old Shih Tzu/Poodle (Pootzu as I call him, and falsely refer to him as a rare Russian designer breed) is aging fast and he is showing so many signs of dementia. Lucky me, I am a neurologist so I have already done a…

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Horner’s syndrome localizes lesions

By Dr. Chauvet | Jun 24, 2017

Horner’s syndrome Horner’s syndrome is often recognized and labeled but the fact that it can help localize where the problem is in the patient is often overlooked and only middle/inner ear disease is listed. We wish to help you understand the essence of Horner’s syndrome and why it is such an important clinical sign to…

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Surgical Cervical Myelopathies in dogs

By Dr. Chauvet | Jun 18, 2017

History Middle ages Boston Terrier, male neutered with subacute onset of inability to move its head, limping thoracic limbs and barely improving on steroids. Clinical signs present for a few weeks. Examination Examination findings: Take a look at the video above… List your observation. Here is a list of what to look for: 1. mentation:…

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Ketogenic diets treat cancer and more

By Dr. Chauvet | Jun 15, 2017

In 27 years of veterinary neurology, I have learned a lot and times have changed. Ketogenic diets have been challenged in my field and often rejected. A little more education will show that they hold a very important place in our every day health and in the mangement of many diseases. Let us take a…

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Dr. Chauvet speaks about hyperbaric oxygen therapy at ACVIM 2017 forum in Maryland

By Dr. Chauvet | Jun 15, 2017

Dr. Chauvet presented a one hour lecture on hyperbaric oxygen therapy on behalf of PINC and VCA Canada Alta Vista Animal Hospital . The video presentation can be seen on PINC’s youtube. Click here HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY AND ITS USE IN NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY: PHYSIOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS WITH EXAMPLES Anne E. Chauvet, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology),…

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Menace Pathway

By Dr. Chauvet | Jun 9, 2017

What are we testing? 1. vision – afferent 2. cerebellum – coordination 3. facial nerve – efferent Stimulus close one eye and gesture towards the other open eye in a threat fashion with hand, instrument or finger, avoiding to move air. Moving air will stimulate the cornea sensation (ophthalmic branch of V) and lead to…

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Pomeranian – not quite right!

By Dr. Chauvet | May 14, 2017

Neurological Pomeranian History: progressive inability to walk and seemingly disoriented per the owner. Examination findings: Take a look at the video – List your observation. Here is a list of what to look for: 1. mentation: normal, obtunded, other 2. gait: paretic, paralytic, para versus tetra, normal 3. reflexes: cranial nerves and appendicular 4. pain?…

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neurolory articles

Neurology articles and updates this month – What do they mean to your practice and pets?

By Dr. Chauvet | May 12, 2017

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Presumptive Ascending/Descending Myelomalacia in Dogs after Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disk Herniation  Balducci_et_al-2017-Journal_of_Veterinary_Internal_Medicine (click to open PDF) There was a 2% rate of ADMM noted in the over 600 cases reviewed and based on the grading from 1 (spinal hyperesthesia only) to 5 (paraplegia without DPP), dogs with grade 1 and 2 did were…

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Vision – Receiving the information – Cranial Nerve II

By Dr. Chauvet | May 9, 2017

Optic Nerve-CN II – Afferent – Involved in the visual pathway Afferent for multiple reflexes and responses assessing vision Menace Pupillary light response First order neuron is the bipolar cells of the retina that receive visual information from the neuroepithelial cell of the retina (e.g. rods and cones). The second order neuron corresponds to the…

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