Investigating the potential for seizure predictions in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy: owner reported prodromal changes and seizure triggers

Finnegan, S and Volk, H A and Asher, L and Daley, M and Packer, R M A (2020) Investigating the potential for seizure predictions in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy: owner reported prodromal changes and seizure triggers. VETERINARY RECORD. ISSN 0042-4900

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Abstract

Canine idiopathic epilepsy (IE) is characterised by recurrent seizure activity, which can appear unpredictable and uncontrollable. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential for seizure prediction in dogs by exploring owner-perceived seizure prediction abilities and identifying owner-reported prodromal changes (long-term changes in disposition that indicate forthcoming seizures) and seizure triggers (stimuli that precipitate seizures) in dogs with IE.