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Canine Epilepsy

Canine epilepsy is a common disorder with increasing incidence amongst purebred dog breeds, yet little is currently understood regarding the aetiology of the disease. We generated a collection of articles for an epilepsy series in the journal Canine Medicine and Genetics comprising original research papers and reviews that together will provide a comprehensive update for the field of canine epilepsy and drive new research questions.

Topics to be included were (but are not limited to): seizure semiology and epilepsy classification; diagnostics, imaging and medication; genetics; epilepsy prevalence; syndromic idiopathic (non-syndromic) epilepsies; similarities and differences in canine and human epilepsies; and dietary aspects. Manuscripts can comprise a review of several breeds or focus on breed-specific original research.

Guest edited by Professor Hannes Lohi (PhD, University of Helsinki, Finland) and Sally Ricketts (PhD, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom).

  1. Canine idiopathic epilepsy (IE) is the most common chronic neurological brain disease in dogs, yet it can only be diagnosed by exclusion of all other potential causes. In people, epilepsy has been associated w...

    Authors: Fraje Watson, A. Augusto Coppi, Holger A. Volk, Rowena M. A. Packer, Anna Tauro and Clare Rusbridge
    Citation: Canine Medicine and Genetics 2021 8:3
  2. Idiopathic epilepsy (IE) is a common neurological disorder in the domestic dog, and is defined as repeated seizure activity having no identifiable underlying cause. Some breeds, such as the Belgian shepherd do...

    Authors: J. M. Belanger, T. R. Famula, L. C. Gershony, M. K. Palij and A. M. Oberbauer
    Citation: Canine Medicine and Genetics 2020 7:12