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1

a continous head tilt is associated with what?

vestibular disease

2

Ataxia can be caused by what?

1. lesion in cerebellum
2. lesion in vestibular system
3. spinal cord or brainstem lesion

3

animals with ataxia tend to have what kind of stance and what kind of gait

wide stance
loose gait

4

what is paresis?

weakness or inability to support weight or generate a normal gait

5

postural reaction tests evaluate what?

proprioception and are very sensitive indicators of neurologic disfunction

6

lesions of the forebrain cause proprioceptive defects on what side? what about brainstem and spinal cord lesions?

forebrain: contralateral side
brainstem/spinal cord: ipsilateral side

7

lesions of the forebrain cause proprioceptive defects on what side? what about brainstem and spinal cord lesions?

forebrain: contralateral side
brainstem/spinal cord: ipsilateral side

8

lesions of the forebrain cause proprioceptive defects on what side? what about brainstem and spinal cord lesions?

forebrain: contralateral side
brainstem/spinal cord: ipsilateral side

9

What can cause neck pain?

1. inflam or infection with spine/spinal cord/meninges
2. inflam or infection of joints, bones, muscles
3. intracranial disease (forebrain mass lesions)

10

what can pain in vertebral column be assocated with

1.intervertebral disk disease
2. diskospondylitis
3. neoplasia

11

compresion of cauda equina can result in what?

pain at the lumbosarcal junction and discomfrot when dorsal traction is applied to the tail