Published: 27 Aug 2014 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2014 15:48:48

New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) canine epilepsy clinic has shed light on why some dogs do not respond to anti-epilepsy treatments.

  • The study found that dogs that experience more than one seizure a day and male dogs were less likely to become seizure-free when receiving anti-epileptic drug treatments.
  • Border Collies and German Shepherds were also found to be at a significantly higher risk of not responding to epilepsy treatment than other breeds

Take a look at the press release....

Citation:
Packer RMA, Shihab NK, Torres BBJ, Volk HA (2014) Clinical Risk Factors Associated with Anti-Epileptic Drug Responsiveness in Canine Epilepsy. PLoS ONE 9(8): e106026.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0106026

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