The neurology service at the Queen Mother Hospital offers a comprehensive canine and feline referral service to veterinary surgeons in general practice.
The Influence of a Diet on Improving Seizure Control in Canines with Idiopathic Epilepsy.
Continuing with research into canine idiopathic epilepsy at the Royal Veterinary College, the Clinical Investigation Centre and the Epilepsy Clinic at the RVC are working with a small animal health and wellness company to confirm the efficacy and safety of a novel diet in the management of dogs with idiopathic epilepsy being treated with phenobarbitone and/or potassium bromide
The influence of diet on epilepsy severity is established in humans, with many diets having been shown to improve seizure control. However, there is little data to support the use of diets in veterinary medicine. A new diet has been developed which could improve the management of epileptic dogs, not only by reducing seizure frequency, but also by decreasing the level of side-effects seen with standard antiepileptic drugs.
To confirm the efficacy of this new diet, we would like to recruit dogs which are suspected of having idiopathic epilepsy.
Dogs which have a seizure frequency of at least three seizures in the last three months.
Dogs receiving phenobarbitone and/or potassium bromide treatment.
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