About the course
Epilepsy in cats and dogs
Epilepsy is a common neurological presentation in general practice. Correct diagnosis can be challenging and this is paramount for management of the case and owner’s expectations. In this course, we will discuss the different pathologies that can be misinterpreted as seizure activity and how to try to collect the right information in order to lead the investigations. Epilepsy aetiologies and treatment, which include drugs available and recent developments will be discussed in depth, as well as emergency treatment in cases of cluster seizures and status epilepticus. Video-based cases will be available in order to discuss the neuroanatomical localization, differential diagnosis and recommended tests.
We will explore these topics over 5 modules:
MODULE 1. Introduction to the epileptic seizure
MODULE 2. Pathologies that can mimic seizure activity
MODULE 3. Differential diagnoses and investigations
MODULE 4. Seizure management- Medications available for seizure management in dogs
MODULE 5. Emergency treatment of Canine Status Epilepticus
MODULE 6. Clinical cases
MODULE 7. Final MCQ exam
Vet CPD Online Tutored Courses take approximately 8 hours to complete and can be completed at your own pace and at any time over the course’s 3-week period. There are downloadable course notes and clinical cases to work through, plus – what makes our courses unique – a busy clinical forum where questions and answers are posted and where delegates have access to the instructor for the duration of the course. This always generates some lively discussions and the idea that no one should leave a course with any unanswered questions.
At the end of the course there is a final exam plus a Certificate of Completion for your CPD records.
Tutor: Raquel Trevail DVM, Dipl ECVN, MRCVS, European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology