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by Liz Hansen
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Sudden status epilepticus and not responding well
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Sudden status epilepticus and not responding well

Repeating seizures are a medical emergency . If a dog has had more than 2 or 3 seizures in 24 hours, they need to go to the vet/neurologist, or emergency vet where they can be evaluated. Generally they will need to be put on IV anticonvulsant medication to stop the seizing and let the brain settle ...
by Liz Hansen
Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Important Info for NEW USERS - PLEASE READ!!
Replies: 3
Views: 5332

The new registration system seems to work pretty well - except that not all new registrants are reading these instructions! Please, if you are new, read the above instructions and include the breed of dog you have so that there is no delay in activating your account. Also, all posters, PLEASE use th...
by Liz Hansen
Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Important Info for NEW USERS - PLEASE READ!!
Replies: 3
Views: 5332

Important Info for NEW USERS - PLEASE READ!!

Because of continuing problems with "spam" being posted on this forum, we have changed how new users are approved and allowed to post. Your registration will be reviewed and until it is approved, you will not be able to post. PLEASE NOTE - when you fill out the profile, you MUST include your breed o...
by Liz Hansen
Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Bomber, in General
Replies: 76
Views: 23794

Let me pop in for a moment, as one of the moderators for the forum. I realize this is a difficult situation, with no veterinarian easily accessible. However, it is very dangerous to be experimenting on your own with no clear diagnosis, no exam, and no professional guidance. Most areas of Alaska at l...
by Liz Hansen
Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Canine Epilepsy Genetics
Topic: Miniature Wirehair Dachshunds
Replies: 2
Views: 8643

Collaboration on research

This canine epilepsy research effort involves several researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Minnesota, with input from others and several other institutions. The researcher in Canada that discovered the LaFora epilepsy gene did contact us and we sent samples from affected d...
by Liz Hansen
Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: 4yr old Swissy with epilepsy/new aggression-submit sample?
Replies: 2
Views: 2417

I'm sorry to be late with responding to this post - too much going on this fall! Yes, we want a sample on this dog - we are interested in a sample from ANY affected purebred. We are more likely to find the mutation where we have families sampled, and can compare DNA from normal and affected close re...
by Liz Hansen
Mon Jan 20, 2003 5:09 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: At Wit's End...
Replies: 2
Views: 2207

Unfortunately, most of the people who have posted to this forum, or read it, have been in a similar situation. I don't know that it makes it any easier to know you're not alone, but you are not - I know I've been there with my own guys as well. It's not easy, that's for certain. Two of my guys had c...
by Liz Hansen
Mon Jan 20, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: New parent dealing with epilepsy.
Replies: 6
Views: 3890

You probably have already gone to see the neurologist, but if you have not, it would probably be a good idea to do so. If your dog does have a seizure before you go (or after) try to catch it on videotape - this can be very helpful for the neurologist to see. Siberian Huskies as a breed can be a bit...
by Liz Hansen
Mon Jan 20, 2003 3:00 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Epileptic mother
Replies: 1
Views: 2205

Hello Bec, I'm sure that this is a concern for you, with this sort of family history. You can learn what is typical for a seizure by reading the "Basics" section of this website, but we don't have any way to tell you who will or will not have seizures. The research underway will hopefully locate gen...
by Liz Hansen
Thu May 02, 2002 8:27 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: epilepsy in Border Collies
Replies: 3
Views: 4194

Hello Anne, Anyone considering getting a dog should carefully research the breed they are interested in and be sure that it will fit their lifestyle. Border Collies are bred to work and NEED a job to do. They are great dogs for those who can keep them occupied and and willing to work with the dogs. ...
by Liz Hansen
Mon Apr 22, 2002 1:29 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Longetivity
Replies: 1
Views: 1676

I know this is frightening, but if you read through the other posts here, you will see that you are not alone. You will also find that what you and your dog are going through is pretty typical for the onset of seizures and beginning medication. There will be a period of adjustment, but your dog shou...
by Liz Hansen
Tue Feb 26, 2002 5:05 pm
Forum: Canine Epilepsy Genetics
Topic: Current studies
Replies: 1
Views: 4066

As you can see on the RESEARCH page of this website, there are 4 institutions collaborating on epilepsy research and make up the Canine Epilepsy Research Consortium. For other projects, check with the Canine Health Foundation - there's a link on our LINKS page. The Morris Animal Foundation may also ...
by Liz Hansen
Tue Feb 26, 2002 4:52 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Epilepsy in Dogs
Replies: 5
Views: 3323

Hi Jenny, I've lived with several epileptic dogs, and will tell you what I've observed with my guys (all have been males, and all Standard Schnauzers). The behavior changes I've seen have been pretty much all atributable to medications. When initially started on KBr especially, they were "drunken sa...
by Liz Hansen
Wed Jan 23, 2002 11:54 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Trusted vet advises us to put down epileptic dog
Replies: 6
Views: 14740

Hi Carissa, It can take some time and experimentation to find the most effective balance of medications for each dog. It may be that one or the other of his medications should be increased to get better control. Check the LINKS section of this website to see if there is an ACVIM neurologist near you...
by Liz Hansen
Wed Jan 23, 2002 11:31 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Cost of Potassium Bromide
Replies: 2
Views: 4290

Hi Jay, The pill form of KBr is often a bit "pricey" - each capsule has to be hand-packed, so it takes time and effort by the pharmacist, and the consumer pays for it. Mixing up a bottle of the liquid solution is much easier, and you get many more doses per bottle, so generally is cheaper. Some peop...