Neurology

Dogs understand human perspective

Written on February 14, 2013 by Mark Troxel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

From BBC News: “Dogs are more capable of understanding situations from a human’s point of view than has previously been recognised, according to researchers. They…

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Categories: Behavior, General, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Neurology, Specialty Services
Hospital: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Post-anesthetic cortical blindness in cats

Written on February 11, 2013 by Mark Troxel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

I thought I would share this abstract with all of you. It is very disconcerting, to say the least, to think that we veterinary professionals…

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Categories: General, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Neurology, Specialty Services
Hospital: Massachuesetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Neurology Case of the Month (Feb 2013): Paraparetic dog

Written on February 10, 2013 by Mark Troxel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Signalment: 2yr FS Corgi Mix History: Referred to MVRH for evaluation of difficulty walking. Three days prior to admission, she was less willing to walk…

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Hospital: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Neurology Case of the Month (Dec 2012): Hemiparesis & ataxia in a cat

Written on December 03, 2012 by Mark T. Troxel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Signalment: 5yr MC DSH History: Acute onset of right-sided weakness this morning. Pidgeon-toed in right thoracic limb and lifting right pelvic limb off ground higher…

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Categories: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Neurology, Specialty Services
Hospital: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Neurology Case of the Month (Nov 2012): Chronic, progressive ataxia in a Labrador

Written on November 01, 2012 by Mark T. Troxel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Signalment: 7yr MC Lab History: The patient was referred to the Neurology Department for evaluation of a 6-month progressive gait abnormality. The patient had not…

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Categories: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Neurology, Specialty Services
Hospital: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Why You Like to Watch the Same Thing Over, and Over, and Over Again

Written on October 23, 2012 by Mark T. Troxel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

I will always watch Shawshank Redemption or Field of Dreams if I see that it’s on TV, while my wife can’t get enough of Dirty…

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Categories: General, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Neurology, Specialty Services
Hospital: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Dogs can eavesdrop? Yes, they can!

Written on October 14, 2012 by Mark T. Troxel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

A recent study was performed in which dogs were kept on a leash in a room and allowed to observe a human “beggar” repeatedly asking…

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Categories: General, Neurology, Specialty Services
Hospital: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Neurology Case of the Month (Oct 2012): LFL lameness in a dog

Written on October 01, 2012 by Mark Troxel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Signalment: 8yr MC Lab History: The patient was referred to the Neurology Department for evaluation of a 1-month history of progressive left thoracic limb lameness/weakness…

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Hospital: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Neurology Case of the Month (Sept 2012): Ataxic Wheaten Terrier

Written on September 02, 2012 by Mark Troxel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Signalment: 11yr MC Wheaten Terrier History: One month progressively abnormal gait. Significant worsening in the past 48 hours with development of a head tilt. Case…

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Hospital: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Chocolate reduces risk of stroke in men

Written on August 30, 2012 by Mark Troxel, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Another reason to eat chocolate! Many studies have shown that chocolate has beneficial cardiovascular effects. A recent prospective study & meta-analysis in men showed that…

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Categories: General, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Neurology
Hospital: Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

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