Conference Programme 2020


More than one option: Managing the patient with epilepsy

13 Nov 2020
RVC Clinical Theatre 3

Epilepsy is the most common neurological presentation in veterinary practice, and despite the amount of antiepileptic drugs available on the market, many of our patients continue to suffer from a high number of seizures that can affect the quality of life of both the patient and the owner. Epilepsy should be considered as the clinical manifestation of a multifactorial disease of the brain and therefore its treatment could also be considered multimodal. The ideal treatment should be individually focused on the patient including antiepileptic medication, an appropriate nutrition plan and identify possible environmental/stress factors that could be involved in epileptic seizures. During this talk we will talk about those parts of epilepsy treatments, even the ones that goes beyond medications.

  • •Become familiar with classification of epileptic seizures
  • •Learn how to differentiate between a seizure and a movement disorder
  • •Understand the common causes of epileptic seizures
  • •Learn the different options for the management of seizures
  • •How to apply individual treatments for individual epileptic patients
Elsa Beltran, Ldo Vet, DipECVN, PGDipEd FHEA, MRCVS, Associate Professor in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery - Royal Veterinary College

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