Comparative Neuropathology focuses on documented accounts of neurologic diseases and congenital defects in animals. The book first offers information on neuropathology, neuroanatomy, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The domesticated animals that have CSF include horses, dogs, pigs, cats, rabbits, and cattle. The text then elaborates on neurologic diseases of apes and monkeys. Discussions focus on confluent leucoencephalosis and perivascular myelosis, encephalopathies and dysenteric syndromes, meningitis, epilepsies, tuberculosis, cerebellar atrophy and experimental manganese poisoning, and choreic syndrome in baboons with corticostriate encephalitis. The publication examines the diseases of the skeletal muscle and hypophysis, including general reactions of muscles to injuries, congenital defects, muscular dystrophies, changes in muscle associated with specific diseases, and tumor. The manuscript also takes a look at inherited diseases and congenital anomalies, protozoan and bacterial infections, and demyelinating or myelinoclastic diseases. The text is a dependable reference for readers interested in comparative neuropathology.By contrast, in the Australian lambs, the articular surfaces of some joints were so modified that movement was not possible ... The brain, spinal cord, meninges, and a sciatic nerve of one lamb studied in detail were free of microscopic changes. ... Scattered small fibers in tangled connective tissue netcaused by the arrested, or abortive, development of muscle fibers, and not a true contracture of muscle.
|Author||:||J. R. M. Innes, L. Z. Saunders|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier - 2013-10-22|