Thesis / Dissertation

Investigations on the pathophysiology of canine idiopathic epilepsy

Marjorie Milne, Ted Whittem (ed.)

Published : 2018

Abstract

The causes of canine epilepsy are poorly understood. The current aetiologic classification scheme for canine epilepsy includes the categories structural epilepsy, idiopathic epilepsy with genetic or suspected genetic cause, or idiopathic epilepsy of unknown cause. It is likely that dogs with idiopathic epilepsy of unknown cause have heterogeneous underlying pathologies, including subtle structural change that cannot be identified on conventional visual inspection of brain magnetic resonance images. This thesis examines the causes of epilepsy in a sample of Australian dogs presented to the University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital. The general hypotheses explored by the studies described in..

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