Friday, October 3, 2014

Veterinary Highlights: New Research Into Canine Epilepsy

Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological condition found in dogs. The most common treatment for canine epilepsy is anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).

Why do some dogs respond to anti-epilepsy treatments and others don't?

New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) had discovered the following criteria behind a dog's poor response to treatment.

The following dogs are less likely to become seizure-free on anti-epileptic drug treatments:

  • dogs that experience more than one seizure a day
  • male dogs
  • Border Collies and German Shepherds
It's good to know. Now that we know, what are we going to do about it?

Source article:
RVC research sheds light on epilepsy treatments — Why don’t the fits stop?

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