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May 1923

SYMPTOMATIC EPILEPSY IN BIRDSAN ANATOMICO-PATHOLOGIC AND CLINICAL REPORT

Arch NeurPsych. 1923;9(5):576-581. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1923.02190230031005
Abstract

From the literature of comparative zoopathology it seems that epileptiform convulsions due to lesions of the brain are rather frequent in birds. Yet the pathologic findings have not always been studied. For this reason, I am reporting the case of a chicken which for several months had shown convulsive attacks, of jacksonian type, in the right wing.

REPORT OF CASE 

Clinical History.  —The chicken of medium size, in April, 1918, began to show a constant tendency to fall toward the right. Sometimes it would fall and lie on this side; it would then rise again, walk fifteen or twenty steps and fall again. Later it began to be attacked with clonic spasms of the right wing and foot, with a tendency to rotate the head toward the right, and frothing at the mouth. The attack would last from fifteen to twenty minutes and leave the animal somewhat confused. During August

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