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International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force Consensus Reports

An international group of vets and scientists, known collectively as the International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force (IVETF), have come together to set out a unified and standardized set of guidelines for the research, diagnosis and treatment of canine and feline epilepsy for the first time ever in veterinary medicine. These 'consensus statements' outline a number of recommendations and classification on all aspects of the condition. The IVETF's collaborative approach has identified a 'chain of care' from the animal's breeder and owner through the first opinion practitioner to the neurology specialist and neuroscientist. Each statement aim to be a 'user friendly', pragmatic, reliable and valid tool that benefit all these groups.

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International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force consensus reports on epilepsy definition, classification and terminology, affected dog breeds, diagnosis, treatment, outcome measures of therapeutic trials, neuroimaging and neuropathology in companion animals
Holger A. Volk

BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:174
Published on: 28 August 2015

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International veterinary epilepsy task force consensus report on epilepsy definition, classification and terminology in companion animals
Dogs with epilepsy are among the commonest neurological patients in veterinary practice and therefore have historically attracted much attention with regard to definitions, clinical approach and management. A ...
Mette Berendt, Robyn G. Farquhar, Paul J. J. Mandigers, Akos Pakozdy, Sofie F. M. Bhatti, Luisa De Risio, Andrea Fischer, Sam Long, Kaspar Matiasek, Karen Muñana, Edward E. Patterson, Jacques Penderis, Simon Platt, Michael Podell, Heidrun Potschka, Martí Batlle Pumarola…

BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:182
Published on: 28 August 2015


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International veterinary epilepsy task force consensus proposal: diagnostic approach to epilepsy in dogs
This article outlines the consensus proposal on diagnosis of epilepsy in dogs by the International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force. The aim of this consensus proposal is to improve consistency in the diagnosis ...
Luisa De Risio, Sofie Bhatti, Karen Muñana, Jacques Penderis, Veronika Stein, Andrea Tipold, Mette Berendt, Robyn Farqhuar, Andrea Fischer, Sam Long, Paul JJ. Mandigers, Kaspar Matiasek, Rowena MA Packer, Akos Pakozdy, Ned Patterson, Simon Platt…

BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:148
Published on: 28 August 2015


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International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force’s current understanding of idiopathic epilepsy of genetic or suspected genetic origin in purebred dogs
Canine idiopathic epilepsy is a common neurological disease affecting both purebred and crossbred dogs. Various breed-specific cohort, epidemiological and genetic studies have been conducted to date, which all...
Velia-Isabel Hülsmeyer, Andrea Fischer, Paul J.J. Mandigers, Luisa DeRisio, Mette Berendt, Clare Rusbridge, Sofie F.M. Bhatti, Akos Pakozdy, Edward E. Patterson, Simon Platt, Rowena M.A. Packer and Holger A. Volk

BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:175
Published on: 28 August 2015


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International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force consensus proposal: medical treatment of canine epilepsy in Europe
In Europe, the number of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) licensed for dogs has grown considerably over the last years. Nevertheless, the same questions remain, which include, 1) when to start treatment, 2) which dr...
Sofie F.M. Bhatti, Luisa De Risio, Karen Muñana, Jacques Penderis, Veronika M. Stein, Andrea Tipold, Mette Berendt, Robyn G. Farquhar, Andrea Fischer, Sam Long, Wolfgang Löscher, Paul J.J. Mandigers, Kaspar Matiasek, Akos Pakozdy, Edward E. Patterson, Simon Platt…

BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:176
Published on: 28 August 2015


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International veterinary epilepsy task force consensus proposal: outcome of therapeutic interventions in canine and feline epilepsy
Common criteria for the diagnosis of drug resistance and the assessment of outcome are needed urgently as a prerequisite for standardized evaluation and reporting of individual therapeutic responses in canine ...
Heidrun Potschka, Andrea Fischer, Wolfgang Löscher, Ned Patterson, Sofie Bhatti, Mette Berendt, Luisa De Risio, Robyn Farquhar, Sam Long, Paul Mandigers, Kaspar Matiasek, Karen Muñana, Akos Pakozdy, Jacques Penderis, Simon Platt, Michael Podell…

BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:177
Published on: 28 August 2015


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International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force recommendations for a veterinary epilepsy-specific MRI protocol
Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological diseases in veterinary practice. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is regarded as an important diagnostic test to reach the diagnosis of idiopathic epilep...
Clare Rusbridge, Sam Long, Jelena Jovanovik, Marjorie Milne, Mette Berendt, Sofie F. M. Bhatti, Luisa De Risio, Robyn G. Farqhuar, Andrea Fischer, Kaspar Matiasek, Karen Muñana, Edward E. Patterson, Akos Pakozdy, Jacques Penderis, Simon Platt, Michael Podell…

BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:194
Published on: 28 August 2015


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International veterinary epilepsy task force recommendations for systematic sampling and processing of brains from epileptic dogs and cats
Traditionally, histological investigations of the epileptic brain are required to identify epileptogenic brain lesions, to evaluate the impact of seizure activity, to search for mechanisms of drug-resistance a...
Kaspar Matiasek, Martí Pumarola i Batlle, Marco Rosati, Francisco Fernández-Flores, Andrea Fischer, Eva Wagner, Mette Berendt, Sofie F. M. Bhatti, Luisa De Risio, Robyn G. Farquhar, Sam Long, Karen Muñana, Edward E. Patterson, Akos Pakozdy, Jacques Penderis, Simon Platt…Mette Berendt, Roby

BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:216
Published on: 28 August 2015


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