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Friday, August 11 • 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Seizures and epilepsy I: Diagnostic approach

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Seizure disorders occur frequently in dogs and cats. Estimates of seizure incidence during a lifetime vary from 0.5% to 5.7% of all dogs, and from 0.5% to 1.0% of all cats. Discussion of seizure disorders of all types must precede consideration of the clinical management of epilepsy. Such a broad approach is necessary because dogs and cats with a seizure disorder frequently have similar histories and clinical signs despite a wide variety of underlying causes of cerebral dysfunction (including epilepsy). Similarities in clinical histories of dogs or cats with a seizure disorder reflect the similar pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie seizure disorders of all types.

This lecture will include a discussion of the Definitions of Terms used in the discussion of seizures and epilepsy, the Classification of Seizures, the Causes of Seizures, and the Diagnostic Approach to an animal with a Seizure Disorder.

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Richard LeCouteur

Richard A. LeCouteur, BVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM(Neurology), Diplomate ECVN. Dr. LeCouteur graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, in 1975. After a year in private small animal practice in Sydney, Australia, he completed an Internship and Residency... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 1:25pm - 2:15pm
Room 5