A group of clinicians at Linnaeus is asking general practitioners to take part in a survey to find out more about the management of canine idiopathic epilepsy in primary care.

Sebastian Griffin (pictured right), an advanced practitioner in small animal medicine at Vet4life in London is leading the research alongside Fabio Stabile, an expert in veterinary neurology at Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Essex, and Luisa De Risio, Clinical Research & Excellence Director at Linnaeus and a specialist in veterinary neurology.

Sebastian said: “There is so much more to learn about canine idiopathic epilepsy, to ensure that vets, pets and their owners have the best possible support when dealing with this disorder.

"We want to offer a more targeted, clinically applicable, and relevant approach to its diagnosis and treatment.

“Any vet who has recently treated dogs with idiopathic epilepsy in primary care is invited to respond.

"The survey only takes five to ten minutes but provides us with invaluable information that will help to inform and develop best practice.

"We are planning to share the results, along with educational resources and evidence-based guidelines, with our peers across the industry next year.”

The survey and further information can be found via https://bit.ly/3mfwVRe.

The study and survey results are due to be published in an open access peer-reviewed scientific journal by the end of 2022.

The survey, which is anonymous, closes on 15 January 2022.

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