Canine Neurology Clinical Trials

The OVC Neurology Service consists of three Board Certified Neurologists. They offer a wide variety of treatment services including: hearing tests, spinal decompressive surgery for intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), diagnosis and medical management of epilepsy, management of spinal pain, diagnosis of muscle and nerve disorders, and diagnosis and management of congenital and degenerative nervous system diseases. To learn more about the OVC Neurology Service, please click here.


Are These Seizures in Dogs?

Complete Title: Are These Seizures in Canines?

The objective of this study is to analyze electroencephalogram (EEG) recording in dogs during seizure-like episodes to better diagnose and manage seizures in our pets.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Dogs that are between 6 months and 6 years of age that experience episodes similar to seizures

Do Anti-Seizure Drugs Work in Dogs?

Complete Title: Do Anti-Seizure Drugs Work in Canines?

The objective of this study is to determine how well anti-seizure drugs (ASD) work for dogs with epilepsy by recording EEG before and after a new therapy is prescribed

Inclusion criteria:

  • Dogs between 6 months and 6 years of age with normal neurologic exam and at least one year since index seizure (known as Tier I idiopathic epilepsy)
  • Any dog with Tier II idiopathic epilepsy regardless of age, neurologic exam status, or time since first onset of seizures (must have normal MRI and CSF & bloodwork)
  • Dog’s veterinarian is planning to add a new ASD regardless of previous ASD status

Questions about these studies?