3.4 NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES OF OLD AGE CHRONIC 'OLD DOG' ENCEPHALITIS PERIPHERAL POLYNEUROPATHIES
Neuropathies can occur secondary to multisystemic disorders (e.g. neodiabetes mellitus) so a full clinical examination is necessary (see Table 3.9 for presenting signs). In older animals it may be difficult to difpoor proprioception from severe muscle weakness. (See Wheeler 1989 for a review of how to perform a thorough neurological examination.)