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by bob raikes
Tue Nov 25, 2003 11:10 am
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Differing events that may be partial seizures
Replies: 1
Views: 5708

Differing events that may be partial seizures

We lost a dog 3 years ago who died from seizure complications after months of treatment that didn't help. I remember some of my research but have forgotten a lot. Also, his were very violent general seizures. We now have a 32-month-old GSP with impeccable parentage who started what may be fly-biting...
by bob raikes
Wed Mar 14, 2001 12:25 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Magnesium Supplementation
Replies: 2
Views: 5940

A Web search for "magnesium" and "pre-eclampsia" will turn up a number of hits describing the use of magnesium to stop seizures in this complication of pregnancy (in human beings). I have no idea how specific this use is but it seems to be pretty specific.
by bob raikes
Fri Jan 19, 2001 2:15 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: KBr levels vs. dosage
Replies: 1
Views: 1328

KBr levels vs. dosage

Assume it takes 75 mg/kg to put a dog at a KBr blood level of 2.2 (after 6 months). Would you be concerned about the quantity of the stuff or go strictly by the blood level? If you want more criteria, assume that phenobarbital has been worthless and that the dog has minor and tolerable side effects ...
by bob raikes
Sun Oct 08, 2000 10:23 am
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: what can be inferred from a seizure cycle?
Replies: 2
Views: 3119

what can be inferred from a seizure cycle?

Not sure which forum this should go to but I guess this is as good as any other. Many dogs seem to have patterns of seizures. For example, a dog may go a week or so without seizures, then have 2 or 3 in a day, then repeat that cycle consistently. Is there a thinking model to account for this? Sticki...
by bob raikes
Sat Jul 15, 2000 8:28 pm
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: focal seizures and similar non-seizure activity
Replies: 1
Views: 1969

focal seizures and similar non-seizure activity

For 9 months our 3-year-old neutered male German shorthair has had seizures that start with salivation, jaw clenching and opening, gagging, noises in the throat, and tension and shuddering of his neck. Most but not all of his seizures generalize. We have done everything short of a csf tap (we did do...
by bob raikes
Sat May 20, 2000 9:39 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Pb and the liver
Replies: 1
Views: 2313

Pb and the liver

I hear a great deal from the owners of dogs on phenobarbital about the potential for liver damage, but I've never seen any hard figures about the risk. Has any solid research been done? Is there an accepted estimate of risk, and how do different levels of the drug and treatment durations affect it? ...
by bob raikes
Tue May 09, 2000 5:02 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Rate of reduction of Pb and KBr
Replies: 1
Views: 1544

Rate of reduction of Pb and KBr

Is there an accepted rate that would be the maximum at which one should taper off these drugs, and how would it be affected by concurrent administration of the other drug? I've been advised that phenobarbital must be reduced extremely slowly but a dosage of potassium bromide, because of its long hal...
by bob raikes
Tue Apr 11, 2000 7:18 pm
Forum: New to Canine Epilepsy
Topic: focal or general seizure?
Replies: 1
Views: 3500

focal or general seizure?

our 3-year-old neutered male german shorthair, 80 lbs., has been having about 3 seizures a month since thanksgiving. there has been no amelioration despite medication that has increased to over 400 mg of pb per day (blood test shows 30 on the common scale) and 2 grams of kbr per day (1.5 grams showe...