Epilepsy is a common problem in dogs that typically requires lifelong medical attention. However, the majority of dogs do not become seizure-free with treatment, and a consistent worry for caregivers is the risk of seizures occurring when a dog is alone. Researchers will evaluate the use of a commercially available, collar-mounted accelerometer to reliably detect seizure activity in epileptic dogs. The availability of an easily worn, inexpensive device to detect seizures will provide valuable data to help veterinarians make informed treatment adjustments, and reduce the risk of injury or death from unobserved seizures for their canine patients.
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North Carolina State University
Karen R. Munana, DVM
Neurology (Brain and Spinal Cord)