Canine and Feline Epilepsy

Diagnosis and Management

November 2014
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    1st November 2014
  • ISBN 9781780641096
  • Language English
  • Pages 600 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"
  • Images tables & charts, b/w & color photos

Epilepsy is one of the most familiar chronic neurological diseases and is a common yet challenging presentation in veterinary surgeries. This book covers seizure pathogenesis, classifications, diagnostic investigations, emergency treatments, and longer term treatments, with a large section on pharmacological intervention. Filling a considerable gap in veterinary literature, it includes tables and charts for quick reference during emergencies. Seizures can be very distressing to animals and owners, yet not all seizures are the result of epilepsy, a neurological condition. This book discusses how to distinguish between epileptic and non-neurological seizures and provides case studies to illustrate different epileptic occurrences.


1. Pathophysiology of Seizure Activity
2. Pathophysiology of Pharmacoresistant Epilepsy
3. Classification of Seizures and Epilepsies
4. Reactive Seizures
5. Structural Epilepsy
6. Idiopathic Epilepsy and Genetics
7. Epidemiology of Canine Seizures
8. Epidemiology of Feline Seizures
9. Mimics of Seizure Activity: Disorders Confused with Epilepsy
10. Clinical and Diagnostic Investigation of the Seizure Patient
11. Introduction to Electroencephalography
12. Principles of Anti-epileptic Treatment
13. Phenobarbital
14. Bromide
15. Zonisamide
16. Levetiracetam
17. Gabapentin and Pregabalin
18. Felbamate
19. Topiramate
20. The New Additions: Lacosamide, Brivaracetam and Rufinamide
21. Benzodiazepines
22. Imepitoin (Pexion®)
23. Pathophysiology and Management of Cluster Seizures
24. Pathophysiology and Management of Status Epilepticus
25. Novel and Adjunctive Treatments

Glossary of Pharmacological Terminology

Luisa De Risio

Luisa De Risio is at the Centre for Small Animal Studies, Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, UK.

Simon Platt

Simon Platt is at the University of Georgia.