Epilepsy Initiative – Sponsor Update from AKCCHF I am pleased to let you know that we received six applications in response for our Epilepsy Initiative RFP from the following investigators: Hannes Lohi, PhD; University of Helsinki Sam Long, PhD; University of Melbourne Charles Lee, PhD; Louisiana State University Ned Patterson, DVM, PhD; University of Minnesota.. read more →

18 Mar 2014
March 18, 2014

AKCCHF Epilepsy Initiative

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The English Springer Spaniel Foundation has executed a Grant Sponsorship Agreement and donated $10,000.00 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation Epilepsy Initiative. We will receive updates and final progress reports for all grants within the program area. Epilepsy has been one of the major concerns for breeders and owners. We are pleased to be able.. read more →

Epilepsy is a common disease causing seizures in dogs. It is reported that between 0.5% – 5% of all dogs will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. A genetic basis has been proven in Beagles, Dachshunds, German Shepherds, Keeshonds, and Belgian Tervurens.1 There are many breeds, including English Springer Spaniels, with a high incidence of epilepsy, which are suspected to have a genetic component. read more →

02 Aug 2011
August 2, 2011

Seizure Research Abstracts

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Epilepsy is one of the most common diseases of the nervous system in dogs. The effects of repeated seizures can be devastating physically for the affected dogs and emotionally for the people who care for them. read more →