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Companion Animal Practice
Diagnosis and control of epilepsy in the cat
  1. Clare Rusbridge

    Clare Rusbridge graduated from Glasgow in 1991 and completed a small animal internship at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. After a year in small animal practice in Cambridgeshire, she joined the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) to undertake a BSAVA/Petsavers residency in neurology and subsequently spent a year at the RVC as a staff clinician in neurology. She currently runs a small animal neurology referral service at the Stone Lion Veterinary Centre in London. She is an RCVS specialist in veterinary neurology and is board-certified by the European College of Veterinary Neurology.


SEIZURES are the one of the most common presentations in the neurological feline patient and can be a daunting prospect for the veterinary clinician. The list of possible differential diagnoses is huge and demands a careful and systematic diagnostic approach. This article steers the practitioner through the work-up and provides guidance on the provision and monitoring of antiepileptic drug therapy in cats.

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