June 23, 2013 -- Research into Canine Seizure Spatial Points
Recently my research into seizures with my own dog Lucy (6.5 year old greyhound) produced a clear breakthrough in identifying sensitive spatial points that may aggravate/initiate a seizure. While Lucy’s seizure pattern will still be studied more closely with the aim of identifying periods in the future where seizure activity could be higher, the study is going to be expanded to include other dogs with the intent to identify (if possible) the same type of sensitive critical points. If these points can be identified in other dogs, the next step would be to identify when the sensitive points for these dogs are triggered in the future.
Phase I --
At this point, the aim of the study is to identify past sensitive points in dogs based on seizure history. With this in mind, I am looking for dogs to participate in the study. Each dog participating must have the following requirements:
Under care of a Neurologist for the seizures
Be able to provide a date of birth for the dog
Be able to provide an accurate history of when seizures started with a date and time.
Be able to provide an accurate history of at least 90% of the seizures that have occurred with a date and time (to within an hour). For example, leaving the dog alone for 8 hours would not qualify. Preference will be given to dogs where all possible seizures are identified.
An accurate medication history including dosages/medicine changes.
If you are interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Date of Birth of canine
Types of seizures
Approximately how many seizures to the current date
Medicines the dog is on
How many hours a day the dog is left alone
Breed and gender of dog, also whether spayed/neutered
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