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1

What does DAMNNIITTVP stand for?

D - Degenerative
A - Anomalous
M - Metabolic
N - Neoplastic
N - Nutritional
I - Inflammatory
I - Idiopathic
T - Trauma
T - Toxic
V - Vascular
P - Parasitic

2

What are differentials based on?

Age, species/breed, clinical signs, clinical course (sign/time), and location

3

A ____ localization often indicates a structural problem.

focal

4

What are the common differentials for spinal diseases?

trauma, intervertebral disk disease, neoplasia, myelitis/meningitis, diskospondylitis/osteomyelitis, and vascular

5

What are the common differentials for brain diseases?

trauma, neoplasia, hydrocephalus, encephalitis/inflammation, cerebrovascular disease

6

What diagnostics are typically done for spinal diseases?

radiographs, advanced imaging (CT, MR), and CSF analysis

7

What diagnostics are typically done for common brain diseases?

Advanced imaging (CT, MR), CSF analysis, and electrodiagnostics

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