Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

Case Report
Res. j. vet. pract. 1 (3): 31 - 33
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Jitendra Kumar Verma1*, Kuldeep Dhama2, Hemant Gupta1
1Government Veterinary Hospital, Antwada, Muzaffar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India; 2Division of Pathology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) Izatnagar - 243 122 Bareilly Uttar Pradesh, India
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This report presents one 4 year male, Labrador retriever, dog which was found to suffer from epileptic seizures without any physical abnormalities. It was previously vaccinated for Leptospira, Canine Herpes, Canine Parvo, Corona viruses and Rabies. Deworming was done regularly at every six months. His blood parameters were found to be in normal range. It had the history of seizures earlier. It is suspected to be a case of symptomatic epilepsy due to intra cranial lesions. It was treated with Phenobarbitone (Phenobarbitone Sodium®, AHPL), Corticosteroids (Solu-Medrol®, Pfizer) slow IV injection, Mannitol (M-20®, Fresenius Kabi) and Diuretics (Lasix®, Sanofi Aventis) for five days. The fluid therapy was continuously administered to avoid the hypoglycemia and dehydration. So it was injected with dextrose 5%®, Fresenius Kabi, IV and electrolyte imbalance was checked by Ringer lactate®, Baxter, IV alternatively. On the basis of the symptoms and the response to the line of treatment, it could be the case of symptomatic epilepsy. Clinicians have reported success in symptomatic epilepsy by using osmo–theraputic agents, diuretis, corticosteroids and phenobarbiturate agents. This dog also recovered successfully from epileptic seizures after treatment with mannitol, methyl prednisolone sodium succinate, frusemide and phenobarbitone sodium.

Key Words: Labrador retriever; epilepsy; seizures; dog; corticosteroids; diuretics