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by Nancy Bartol
Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: plese help my dog-jerking after Canine Distemper
Replies: 1
Views: 1462

Keep searching for information on canine distemper just as you are doing. Take very special care of your dog while he is so ill, it is possible that the jerking will go away with time but it may take a long while and it may not go away completely. Best luck to your boy. Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:3...
by Nancy Bartol
Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:33 am
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: Need advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1724

I think you are in a wait and see situation. Work with your vet and your breeder to try to find out what's going on. Good luck to your little puppy,

Nancy
by Nancy Bartol
Tue Dec 23, 2003 7:57 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Thimerosal
Replies: 0
Views: 1637

Thimerosal

Thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative used in some canine vaccines - in humans the potential for neurological problems in children, was enough to have this ingredient removed from vaccines, (so I've read on the internet)! Have there been any studies on the effect of Thimerosal in relation ...
by Nancy Bartol
Sun Nov 17, 2002 6:22 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Rectal Valium (Diazapam)
Replies: 1
Views: 3746

Rectal Valium (Diazapam)

What is the time-frame for rectal valium to work? Are there any possible side effects after administering valium per rectum? I've used the valium on my Chinook with apparent success in breaking her seizure, but found some unsteadyness while walking that lasted a few hours - wondering if that is from...
by Nancy Bartol
Sun Jun 16, 2002 10:46 am
Forum: Canine Epilepsy Genetics
Topic: Age of Onset
Replies: 1
Views: 4270

Age of Onset

How variable is age of onset for inherited epilepsy within a breed - do you see that some lines have a different age of onset than others?
by Nancy Bartol
Tue Feb 26, 2002 12:06 pm
Forum: Canine Epilepsy Genetics
Topic: Penetrance
Replies: 2
Views: 4636

Are there any studies showing that outcrossing (to a different breed) has produced a more extreme expression of a disorder than that typically found in a purebred breed? If so, what's the genetics behind such an occurrence and could variable expressivity/complete penetrance come into play here? Than...
by Nancy Bartol
Thu Feb 14, 2002 2:05 pm
Forum: Canine Epilepsy Genetics
Topic: Penetrance
Replies: 2
Views: 4636

Penetrance

Is there a difference between variable penetrance and incomplete penetrance?
by Nancy Bartol
Tue Sep 18, 2001 11:01 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Ocular compression
Replies: 2
Views: 3370

Ocular compression

How effective is ocular compression in controlling seizures? Is this something owners can do at home to help our epi-dogs and if so, what's the procedure? Thanks for any info on this topic.
by Nancy Bartol
Thu Aug 02, 2001 8:32 am
Forum: Canine Epilepsy Genetics
Topic: Statistical Info
Replies: 1
Views: 4130

Statistical Info

Is it possible to extrapolate data regarding the percent affected in a breed, using the research section's listings of numbers of participating dogs in a breed, and total numbers of affected?
by Nancy Bartol
Mon Jun 18, 2001 9:10 pm
Forum: Canine Epilepsy Genetics
Topic: Test Breedings
Replies: 1
Views: 3639

Test Breedings

At some point in the genetic research, will it be necessary to do test breedings?
by Nancy Bartol
Sun May 13, 2001 10:11 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Potatoes and Seizures
Replies: 4
Views: 8053

Thanks for comments. The one other association I've found about potatoes and seizures came from my sister, who worked with the Ketogenic Diet - she relays that potatoes are excluded from the diet due to too many carbs for ketosis. Well, just in case --- my guys don't get MacDonald's french fries any...
by Nancy Bartol
Wed May 09, 2001 6:39 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Seizures and Temperament
Replies: 0
Views: 1697

Seizures and Temperament

My two dogs have apparent familial focal seizures and recently had EEG�s. Both were given a light sedative prior to testing. My male settled in and took a nap; my female fought the sedative and would periodically change her position, going through her typical attention grabbing antics. She is v...
by Nancy Bartol
Wed Apr 25, 2001 5:49 pm
Forum: Canine Epilepsy Genetics
Topic: Blood samples and the study
Replies: 2
Views: 2133

Blood samples and the study

I've got two epi-dogs in the study, and when I discuss the study I'm often asked about the blood samples. Folks are very interested in what happens to the blood samples when they are received at the lab. And I've been asked how blood can be useful for studies on epilepsy, when blood tests such as CB...
by Nancy Bartol
Wed Apr 25, 2001 5:21 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Potatoes and Seizures
Replies: 4
Views: 8053

Potatoes and Seizures

Has there been any research looking into a relationship between potatoes and seizures?
Have any owners noticed a relationship?

Any suggestions on how to conduct a mini-study for a breed where some owners report a relationship?
by Nancy Bartol
Tue Nov 28, 2000 7:25 pm
Forum: Awareness & Support by Clubs & Other Groups
Topic: Club Fundraising
Replies: 3
Views: 6188

Here's a few additional fundraising ideas: T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and notecards with custom artwork for your breed, a breed calendar with photos contributed from owners that could also include collages of several different dogs (it's too late for January 2001 but still lots of time to work on ...