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Friday, August 11 • 8:15am - 9:05am
Do dogs have strokes? Cerebrovascular disorders

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A cerebrovascular disorder may be defined as any abnormality of the brain that results from a pathological process compromising its blood supply.
Pathological processes of the blood vessel include occlusion of the lumen by a thrombus or embolus, rupture of the blood vessel wall, lesion or altered permeability of the vessel wall, and increased viscosity (or other changes) in the quality of the blood.
Cerebrovascular accident or CVA (also known as "stroke") is the most common clinical presentation of cerebrovascular disease in dogs, and is defined as a sudden onset of non-convulsive and non-progressive focal brain signs secondary to cerebrovascular disease.  By convention, these clinical signs must remain for more than 24 hours to qualify for a diagnosis of CVA, which usually is associated with permanent brain damage.
Should the clinical signs resolve within 24 hours, the episode is called a transient ischaemic attack or TIA.
This lecture will summarise the Causes and Pathophysiology of "stroke" in dogs.  Emphasis will be on Clinical Signs, Diagnosis, and Treatment, of these commonly occuring conditions.

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Richard LeCouteur

Richard A. LeCouteur, BVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM(Neurology), Diplomate ECVN. Dr. LeCouteur graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, in 1975. After a year in private small animal practice in Sydney, Australia, he completed an Internship and Residency... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 8:15am - 9:05am AEST
Room 5