Risk Factors for Survival in a University Hospital Population of Dogs with Epilepsy

N. Fredso, B. C. Koch, Nils Toft, M. Berendt

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    Abstract

    BackgroundAlthough a common neurological disorder in dogs, long-term outcome of epilepsy is sparsely documented. ObjectivesTo investigate risk factors for survival and duration of survival in a population of dogs with idiopathic epilepsy or epilepsy associated with a known intracranial cause. AnimalsOne hundred and two client owned dogs; 78 dogs with idiopathic epilepsy and 24 dogs with epilepsy associated with a known intracranial cause. MethodsA retrospective hospital based study with follow-up. Dogs diagnosed with epilepsy between 2002 and 2008 were enrolled in the study. Owners were interviewed by telephone using a structured questionnaire addressing epilepsy status, treatment, death/alive, and cause of death. ResultsMedian life span was 7.6years, 9.2years, and 5.8years for all dogs, and dogs with idiopathic epilepsy or dogs with epilepsy associated with a known intracranial cause (P
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
    Volume28
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)1782-1788
    Number of pages7
    ISSN0891-6640
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • Canine
    • Life span
    • Mortality
    • Seizure

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