Cats with Seizures
The Small Animal Neurology Service is recruiting RECORDS of cats receiving only phenobarbital for seizure management. They need medical records including a recording of seizures and phenobarbital serum levels.
The Neurology Service is working to establish a new reference range for phenobarbital for cats and needs the following: phenobarbital serum levels, seizure logs, permission to contact the client or primary veterinarian with further questions after reviewing the medical record
Please help the Neurology Service reach this much needed goal for our feline patients. Contact Heidi Barnes Heller, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), at email@example.com with further questions or to participate. Thank you.
Cats with Seizures
The Small Animal Neurology Service is enrolling feline patients with a history of seizures that are receiving end-of-life treatment at UW Veterinary Care in a study evaluating the cause and effect of seizures on the brain in cats.
This study will investigate the clinical signs and physical changes to the brain that are caused by seizures. The aim of this study is to confirm that temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common type of epilepsy in humans, occurs in cats. This will advance treatment options for cats with epilepsy.
For more information regarding this study, please contact Starr Cameron, BVetMed, DACVIM (Neurology), at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Brooks at (608) 890-3484.
Dogs Needed For Acquired Laryngeal Paralysis Genome-Wide Association Study
- PUREBRED Labrador Retrievers AND Golden Retrievers 11.5 years old or older with no history of laryngeal paralysis.
- Dogs of any breed, 8 years old or older, that are affected with acquired laryngeal paralysis.
Having pedigree information is appreciated as study dogs should NOT be closely related to other study dogs. Enrolled dogs will receive a free clinical examination through the Small Animal Neurology or General Surgery Service at UW Veterinary Care, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For more information please visit http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/lab/corl/genetic-studies/ or contact email@example.com
This study is looking at genetic predisposition to acquired laryngeal paralysis in Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers using genomic sequencing. It is supported by the Companion Animal Fund.
DOGS WITH Ideopathic epilepsy
The Small Animal Neurology Service is recruiting dogs between the ages of 1 and 9 years old, with a history of idiopathic epilepsy.
This study will investigate the use of an activity monitor (FitBark™) to evaluate the seizure frequency and the effects of exercise on seizure frequency in canine patients diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy.
If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Starr Cameron, BVetMed, DACVIM (Neurology), at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Brooks, CVT, at (608) 890-3484.
DOGS WITH THORACOLUMBAR INTERVERTEBRAL DISC HERNIATION
The Small Animal Neurology and Internal Medicine Services are recruiting dogs with acute thoracolumbar intervertebral disc herniation, Hansen type I, localized to T3-L3, that undergoes surgical decompression.
This study will investigate the natural clinical course of bacteria in the urine of dogs following decompressive surgery for an acute thoracolumbar herniation. This will help develop future antibiotic recommendations/guidelines in this clinical population of dogs, as antibiotic therapy may be unnecessary.
If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Kenneth Siu, DVM, at email@example.com.