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Volume 24(1), Spring 2014

Commissioned paper

Treating epilepsy in dogs

Medical treatment of canine seizures – a review

by Thomas Flegel

Complex partial seizures

Simple partial seizures

Generalised seizures


Partial? Simple? Complex?


Watch these short videos with examples of generalised, simple partial and complex partial seizures.



Treatment protocols

Print out these handy memos of treatment protocols when prescribing phenobarbital or imepitoin.


Comparing treatments


Over the last decade, experience was gained with the use of newer human anticonvulsive medications for treating epilepsy in dogs. In addition, a new drug (imepitoin) was introduced on the European veterinary market. This paper provides an overview of the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of the medications currently used in dogs suffering from epilepsy.