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Vestibular disease is localized to the peripheral vestibular system, central vestibular nuclei, or cerebellum. Localizing vestibular syndrome is one of the biggest challenges in neuroanatomic localization! All three localizations can look similar at first, but here are some tips to help you localize vestibular syndrome consistently.
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Many pet owners become anxious when we ask to examine their pet in the back. You may become concerned about leaving your four-legged friend, but we hope by explaining the reasons why we prefer to examine patients here.
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Stella cranial nerve exam

The neurologic examination is a specialized physical examination. A neuro exam is performed once a neurologic abnormality is identified by you or your veterinarian. It is unique because once identified it can reliably pinpoint a neurologic abnormality to a specific location within the nervous system. This is called neuroanatomic localization, and it allows the neurologist to direct their diagnostic efforts on the affected portion of the nervous system. This is important in veterinary medicine because our patients are incapable of voicing their symptoms.

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Imagine the nightmare scenario of your loving pet of 10 years suddenly turning on you. This horror played out in real life for Jacxson’s owner. The previously happy Havanese had become increasingly aggressive toward his mom, and it was all because of a brain tumor the size of a kidney bean.

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