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1. Brachial Plexus Avulsion in Cats
The brachial plexus is a collection of nerve tissue arising from the spinal cord, which gives rise to the individual nerves that supply the forelimbs. Avulsion of the brachial plexus refers to tearing of this nerve tissue.
2. Cerebellar Hypoplasia in Cats
Cerebellar hypoplasia is the incomplete development of the cerebellum.
3. Coma, Stupor and Decreased Consciousness in Cats
Determining the level of consciousness is an important aspect of the physical exam. Pets that are depressed, stuporous or comatose may have a serious, potentially life threatening illness.
4. Dysautonomia in Cats
Dysautonomia is the dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which is that part of the nervous system that works without conscious control. This includes glands, cardiac muscle, and smooth muscles of the digestive and respiratory systems.
5. Facial Nerve Paresis (Paralysis) in Cats
Facial nerve weakness or paralysis is an abnormality of the facial nerve resulting in improper function or paralysis of the muscles associated with facial expression. These include the muscles of the ears, lips, eyelids and nose.
6. Fracture of the Spine in Cats
Spinal fractures are breaks in the normal structure of a spinal bone as a result of trauma or other underlying pathology, and they tend to occur more commonly in younger animals less than five years old, rather than older animals.
7. Hydrocephalus in Cats
Hydrocephalus is a neurological disease in which there is excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the ventricular system of the brain. Both males and females are equally affected.
8. Idiopathic Epilepsy in Cats
Idiopathic epilepsy is a specific term referring to a seizure disorder in cats that has no identifiable cause. It is also referred to as genetic or congenital epilepsy, and the terms epilepsy, seizure, fit or convulsion all mean the same thing.
9. Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) - Thoracolumbar Area in Cats
Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) of the thoracolumbar area is a condition that occurs when pressure is placed on the spinal cord by disc material that herniates beneath or adjacent to the cord causing mild back pain or complete rear leg paralysis.
10. Meningoencephalomyelitis in Cats
Meningoencephalomyelitis is a complicated word that indicates inflammation of the coverings of the brain and spinal cord, brain tissue itself and spinal cord tissue. It is uncommon but can be seen in any animals, often with devastating results.

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