Baby - January 2014

Baby, a 16 year-old castrated male Domestic Shorthair, presented to Southeast Veterinary Neurology (SEVN) with a one year history of ear infections. He had been treated with prednisone and Baytril otic and seemed to improve, however signs would recur. He was never off balance, but just seemed dull and reluctant to jump onto the furniture and countertops. The night prior to presentation to SEVN, he became very lethargic and was unresponsive for about eight hours.

Here is a video of Baby at initial presentation to SEVN:

Based on the examination, you should be able to answer the following questions:

1. Is this a neurological problem?

2. What part of the nervous system is affected? (e.g. “What is your neuroanatomical diagnosis?”)

3. What are your top three differential diagnoses?

4. What are your diagnostic steps?

Click here to see the answers.