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2 weeks ago

The Animal Neurology & Imaging Center

Headway on our ANIC AZ in house MRI system!!An exciting update from Arizona as our MRI construction has been underway for about 3 weeks! We can't wait for our in-house magnet to be ready! ...

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3 weeks ago

The Animal Neurology & Imaging Center

From time to time, we see cases just like this at The ANICs in NM, TX, and AZ. Very cool post that is worth a look.....LOCALIZED TETANUS
Tetanus is caused by the neurotoxin tetanospasmin, formed by the gram-positive, obligate anaerobe C. tetani. Tetanospasmin enters the bloodstream through a wound. It attaches to the presynaptic membrane and transported back through the axon into the CNS. The toxin binds to inhibitory interneurons which targets the vesicle-associated membrane protein synaptobrevin, preventing the release of the inhibitory neurotransmiters GABA and glycine, leading to uncontrolled release of acetylcholine (see figure below taken from Small Animal Neurological Emergencies by Platt and Garosi).
C. tetani is found around the world and C. tetani spores are ubiquitous in the environment, in particular soil, faeces and dust. This spaniel was presented to a colleague and close friend of us Nikianna Nicholas with signs typical of localized tetanus ('risus sardonicus' which is characterized by the ears drawn together, lips drawn back and wrinkling of the forehead). A wound was found in one of the paw and debrided.
This dog was managed with single injection of tetanus antitoxin (following a test dose intradermally), metronidazole, methocarbamol and keeping the dog at home in a quiet environment to minimise stimulation. After 3 weeks the dog is now back to normal as illustrated on the before and after pictures below.
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1 month ago

The Animal Neurology & Imaging Center

ANIC New Mexico and VDOS are hosting an Open House for the veterinarians in our community today ...

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2 months ago

The Animal Neurology & Imaging Center

Our colleagues doing great work!

Veterinary Neurology
8 yrs old male GSD presented to us at Davies Veterinary Specialists for surgical treatment of suspected meningioma. This dog was originally MRI for investigation of recent onset of seizures and mild postural reaction deficit on the left side. Surgery consisted in rostro-tentorial craniectomy over the right frontal lobe region. Totality of the tumour was removed and histology confirmed the presence of meningioma. This dog made full recovery within less than 24 hours and is currently undergoing adjunctive radiotherapy. Craniectomy like that requires careful surgical planning. Although macroscopically the whole tumour was removed, adjunctive radiotherapy has been shown to offer better long term prognosis than surgery as sole treatment modality in dogs.
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Miss Molly was so happy with her visit at The ANIC Arizona yesterday that she was giving out hugs to staff members! ...

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Today we had the pleasure of working with a canine officer from a local agency. It reminded us of how much our first responders do every day to protect and keep us safe. We would, therefore, like to take a moment to thank all of our first responders! ...

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3 months ago

The Animal Neurology & Imaging Center

The ANIC - Arizona team was hard at work today and has officially relocated to our new home at The Animal Medical & Surgical Center! Our team is so excited for the opportunities that await and we look forward to helping you and your beloved pets in Scottsdale! ...

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We love happy dachshunds here at The ANIC New Mexico. Gina had surgery to address a herniated disc in her back 2 weeks ago. She came to us unable to walk, but is now well on her way to recovery - as you can see by her happily wagging tail (accompanied by her sister Nina). ...

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