Neurology Emergencies: When to Act Fast
A cat in SE, a paralyzed dog with possible IVDD, FCE or ANNPE, a TBI cat with increased ICP, and an acutely vestibular dog with a likely CVA all present to the ER. Do you know what to do? This session will discuss the common acute neurologic diseases that present to emergency and general practice veterinarians. We will discuss how to manage these cases emergently and next steps in diagnosis and management.
- -Understand the treatment options for the emergency management of seizures
- -Know the risk factors for stroke in dogs and cats
- -Be able to identify patients with increased intracranial pressure how to help normalize increased intracranial pressure
- -Understand when to use and when not to use steroid therapy in neurologic patients, especially in cases without a definitive diagnosis
- -Be comfortable managing the acutely non ambulatory patient