2015 ACVIM Small Animal Consensus Statement on Seizure Management in Dogs

M. Podell, H. A. Volk, M. Berendt, W. Löscher, K. Muñana, E. E. Patterson, S. R. Platt

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This report represents a scientific and working clinical consensus statement on seizure management in dogs based on current literature and clinical expertise. The goal was to establish guidelines for a predetermined, concise, and logical sequential approach to chronic seizure management starting with seizure identification and diagnosis (not included in this report), reviewing decision-making, treatment strategies, focusing on issues related to chronic antiepileptic drug treatment response and monitoring, and guidelines to enhance patient response and quality of life. Ultimately, we hope to provide a foundation for ongoing and future clinical epilepsy research in veterinary medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-490
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of veterinary internal medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

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© 2016 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.


  • Cerebrospinal fluid
  • Dogs
  • Epilepsy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Neurologic disorder


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