1 Arterial Supply to the Central Nervous System 1
2 The Meninges and Cerebrospinal Fluid 13
3 Venous Drainage of the Spinal Cord and Brain 25
4 The Applied Anatomy of the Vertebral Canal 33
5 The Neuron 43
6 The Nerve Impulse 63
7 Nuclei of the Cranial Nerves 79
8 Medial Lemniscal System 89
9 The Special Senses 103
10 Spinocerebellar Pathways and Ascending Reticular Formation 119
11 Somatic Motor Systems 135
12 Pyramidal System 145
13 Extrapyramidal System 153
14 Extrapyramidal Feedback and Upper Motor Neuron Disorders 161
15 Summary of the Somatic Motor Systems 169
16 The Cerebellum 175
17 Autonomic Components of the Central Nervous System 187
18 The Cerebral Cortex and Thalamus 199
19 Embryological and Comparative Neuroanatomy 215
20 Clinical Neurology 229
21 Imaging Techniques for Study of the Central Nervous System 257
22 Topographical Anatomy of the Central Nervous System 269
23 Electrodiagnostics 303
24 Diagnostic Exercises 309
An update of a classic student text unlocking the mystery of veterinary neurology and neuroanatomy
King's Applied Anatomy of the Central Nervous System of Domestic Mammals, Second Edition is an ideal introduction for those with no prior knowledge of the central nervous system. Presented in a logical and accessible manner, readers can quickly comprehend the essential principles of how the central nervous system is constructed, the way it works and how to recognise damaged components. By blending descriptive anatomy with clinical neurology, the text offers a unique approach – explaining the structure and function of the central nervous system while highlighting the relevance to clinical practice.
Revised and updated to cover the latest clinical developments, this second edition includes additional content on electrodiagnostic methods, stem cell transplantation and advanced imaging. The book also comes with a companion website featuring self-assessment questions, label the diagram exercises, and downloadable figures to aid further learning.
An excellent introductory text for veterinary students, King's Applied Anatomy of the Central Nervous System of Domestic Mammals, Second Edition is also an invaluable reference for trainee veterinary neurology specialists as well as veterinary practitioners with a particular interest in neurology.
Geoff Skerritt is an RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and a Diplomate and former President of the European College of Veterinary Neurology. In 1997 Geoff was one of the founders of VetMRI, the first mobile veterinary MRI facility in Europe. He is the founder and former Director of ChesterGates Animal Referral Hospital, a leading multi-discipline veterinary referral centre in the UK.
He began his career as a Lecturer in veterinary anatomy at the University of Liverpool, UK. Enthusiasm for neuroanatomy led to a developing interest in veterinary neurology and the establishment of neurology in the curriculum and clinics at the University of Liverpool School of Veterinary Science. Geoff is a popular speaker at meetings and congresses and has published widely in the subjects of veterinary neuroanatomy and neurology.