2016

Lyme Disease in Dogs: Prevalence, Clinical Illness, and Prognosis

Lyme disease (or Borreliosis) is a bacterial disease of dogs and humans that is transmitted by tick bites. In people, Lyme is the most common tick-transmitted disease in the US, with over 25,000 cases in 2014.

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Identification of a Novel Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Gene and Its Underlying Disease Mechanism

Epilepsy is the most common neurological disease in dogs and affects almost all breeds. Genetics is likely to play a major role in seizure risk, and gene discovery remains as an important goal to better understand the disease and its treatment.

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Investigating a Ketogenic Medium-Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Supplement for the Treatment of Drug-Resistant Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy and Its Behavioral Comorbidities

Canine epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition, often requiring lifelong medication with anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs). Despite appropriate treatment with available AEDs, seizure freedom may not always be achievable.

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Identification of Genetic Risk Factors for Canine Epilepsy

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic diseases of dogs and a top concern of dog breeders.  In spite of strong evidence that genetics is important in determining the risk of the common idiopathic epilepsy, numerous gene mapping studies have failed to identify a locus that accounts for that risk in either dogs or humans.

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