Treating epilepsy in veterinary patients

San Diego

In a dvm360® interview, Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM, provided invaluable tips on treating epilepsy and the importance of safe administration of the drugs.

In a recent interview at the San Diego Fetch dvm360® conference, Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM, described the 2 main types of scenarios regarding epilepsy—emergent and chronic management of the condition—then he highlighted effective treatment methods.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:

Fred Wininger, VMD, MS, DACVIM: [Using] intranasal midazolam and other benzodiazepines like Valium [can] stop seizures in their tracks and then we have other drugs that are often thought of as anesthetics like propofol that can be [a] very effective anti-seizure medication. But in the long term, our veterinary therapy is really about maximizing the utility of our long-term anticonvulsants and making sure that not only are they used to their best value, but with their highest safety as well.

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