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Companion Animal Practice
Collection and interpretation of cerebrospinal fluid in cats and dogs
  1. Clare Rusbridge

    Clare Rusbridge graduated with commendation from Glasgow University in 1991. Having completed a small animal internship at the University of Pennsylvania she joined a small animal practice in Huntingdon. In 1994 she became the BSAVA/Petsavers resident in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery at the Royal Veterinary College. In her final year she received the ‘Fudge Crisp’ senior resident award and was awarded a diploma from the European College of Veterinary Neurology. She is currently staff clinician for neurology at the RVC. Her special interests are neuromuscular disorders, in particular small animal peripheral neuropathies.


CENTRAL nervous system disease is often reflected by changes in the composition of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF analysis, although generally a non-specific diagnostic test, can provide vital clues to the cause of neurological disease.

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