The authors present in their study a labrador retriever with chronic nervous system disorder to demonstrate how could a progressively increasing primary brain tumour (as histopathological findings later confirmed, an ependymoma) affect an animal's attitude, pathological and compulsive behaviour, causing epileptic seizures, while disrupting physiological function of the frontal and temporal lobes, and also the limbic system. In addition to the gradually ingravescent and diverse clinical symptoms, compulsive behaviours (especially abnormal appetite over several years) caused great damage of the gastrointestinal tract and detoxifying system, which ultimately led to subsequent liver failure so extended that deterioriation of medical condition could not be reversed. Therefore the authors emphasize the importance of comprehensive professional collaboration, detailed knowledge about the patients medical history and habits, and targeted testing for deaseses which could lead to early detection and choosing the most effective treatment.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2015|
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