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by Nancy Bartol
Tue Aug 22, 2000 11:36 am
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Puppy seizures
Replies: 2
Views: 2887

There are several great references in the Forum regarding pups and seizures that may be helpful. If your young pup has seizures, look for the reason, have hope, and don't give up! Here's our story: A 9-week-old pup from my kennel had a seizure the day she was placed in her new home. She had a few mo...
by Nancy Bartol
Fri Jul 28, 2000 11:43 am
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: any new drugs and when to start?
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Regarding new drugs for treatment of epilepsy: anyone hear of using Diamox as an adjunct? I know of a young child who has had better seizure control with the addition of Diamox to her meds.

Nancy
by Nancy Bartol
Sun May 21, 2000 10:00 am
Forum: Suggestions for CEN
Topic: Suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 7019

How about an on line library where we can access all those terrific studies referenced in the CEN Discussion Forum? Breed clubs are listed under "Links" but what about a list of individuals that we can contact from the breeds? I really like the suggestion made in the "Suggestions for CEN Forum" for ...
by Nancy Bartol
Wed May 17, 2000 7:19 pm
Forum: Awareness & Support by Clubs & Other Groups
Topic: Ways we can promote CEN and the Research
Replies: 2
Views: 4103

A few other ways to promote the study: Clubs, groups or individuals can do mailings to breeders, owners and club members, supplying info on the study along with submission forms. A great idea from Liz: since spring is traditionally vet check time, this is an ideal time for our dogs to have a blood s...
by Nancy Bartol
Tue May 16, 2000 2:20 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Proteins and Fats
Replies: 6
Views: 3651

If a dog is suspected of having seizures caused by hypoglycemia and responds to phenobaritol therapy, would this exclude hypoglycemia as a cause?
by Nancy Bartol
Thu Apr 20, 2000 6:02 am
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Drop Attacks
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Drop Attacks

"Understanding Epilepsy" references "drop attacks". I'm having a hard time finding references in my canine books relating to this term although Taber's has a definition with a referal to "transient ischemic attack". Is there a clinical definition of a drop attack and do these two terms define the sa...
by Nancy Bartol
Sun Apr 16, 2000 6:29 am
Forum: Diagnosis & Testing
Topic: Urinalysis
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Urinalysis

Some vets will skip a urinalysis in their seizure workup. How often is anything found with this test that will give some clues, what is looked for, and do the study neurologists recommend a urinalysis? After one of my boy's brief focals his urinalysis was a tad off: very slight increase in specific ...
by Nancy Bartol
Sun Apr 16, 2000 6:13 am
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: Proteins and Fats
Replies: 6
Views: 3651

Proteins and Fats

What's known about high protein/low protein or high fat/low fat diet recommendations for dogs experiencing epilepsy?
by Nancy Bartol
Tue Apr 04, 2000 6:57 am
Forum: Awareness & Support by Clubs & Other Groups
Topic: Ways we can promote CEN and the Research
Replies: 2
Views: 4103

Ways we can promote CEN and the Research

My vet told me that he�s so busy with his practice that he has little time for the internet and relies on his clients to provide him with internet information. With that in mind, I�ve copied several of the articles from the CEN site, secured them in a really colorful presentation folder, a...
by Nancy Bartol
Thu Dec 09, 1999 8:51 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Anesthesia
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

Anesthesia

I was surprised to read the following information on anesthetics: �The Five Minute Veterinary Consult� by Tilley and Smith under the section �Seizures (Convulsions, Status Epilepticus) � Dogs�: �Do not administer acepromazine, ketamine, aminophylline, or xylazine to pat...
by Nancy Bartol
Thu Dec 09, 1999 8:21 pm
Forum: Treatment & Maintenance Issues for Epileptic Dogs
Topic: Increase seizure activity after spaying
Replies: 5
Views: 5795

Annette, I think this is a terrific question. I've heard both pros and cons regarding neuter/spay benefits for epi-dogs. We're told that neuter/spay is recommended for epi-dogs for birth control purposes, and I've heard some say it decreases seizure activity, other say it does not. What experiences ...
by Nancy Bartol
Sat Dec 04, 1999 2:45 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: differentiating seizure activity and blood sugar values
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

Karen and I are the U.M.O. study coordinators for the Chinook breed. The breed currently has 9 affected Chinooks in the study. Many Chinook seizures tend to be short focals with no noticeable post-ictal and the seizures can lessen and then disappear over time. We've had owners ask if these seizures ...
by Nancy Bartol
Thu Dec 02, 1999 10:21 pm
Forum: Diet & Metabolism
Topic: differentiating seizure activity and blood sugar values
Replies: 5
Views: 1835

I�d be curious whether the people who are giving sugar have a dog who is likely hypoglycemic or whether they are giving it just to help the dog recover from the seizure. Also does it really seem to make a difference? Most seizure will end of their own accord in less than 3 minutes, so it might ...
by Nancy Bartol
Fri Nov 19, 1999 7:38 am
Forum: Welcome to CEN
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 6
Views: 4233

Liz, Can you tell us more about the CEN Forum? Does just about anything fly regarding topics on epilepsy? Is this the place to ask the hard questions and will the U.M.O. researchers be checking in from time to time? Also, are we limited to the number of characters in a post? (This type of forum is n...