Journal article

Diagnostic validity of electroencephalography in equine intracranial disorders

VA Lacombe, M Podell, M Furr, SM Reed, MJ Oglesbee, KW Hinchcliff, CW Kohn

JOURNAL OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE | AMER COLL VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE | Published : 2001

Abstract

Electroencephalography (EEG) is a valuable diagnostic test to identify functional disturbances in brain activity. The purpose of this study was to assess the validity of EEG as a diagnostic indicator of intracranial diseases in horses. The validity of EEG was estimated by comparing clinical, clinicopathologic, and histopathologic findings to EEG findings in 20 horses examined for seizures. collapse, or abnormal behavior between 1984 and 1997. A bipolar left-to-right, back-to-front montage and a bipolar circular montage were recorded from sedated (4) and anesthetized (16) horses. Visual and semiquantitative masked analysis of EEG recording Ist was validated on 10 horses presented for problems..

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