Tuesday, November 25, 2014

N.C. State U/College of Veterinary Medicine Recruiting Epi-Dogs on Keppra XR for Study ~and~ Our #LiveGibStrong Epi-Tip #25

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 Recruiting Epi-Dogs for Canine Keppra Extended Release Pharmacokinetic Study

Recruitment is open for dogs with epilepsy that are being treated with Keppra XR (levetiracetam extended release)) and Phenobarbital (group I) Keppra XR and Zonisamide (Zonegran) (group II) , or Keppra XR alone (group III) for a Pharmacokinetic study. This study is being conducted at North Carolina State University-College of Veterinary Medicine, under the direction of Dr. Karen Muñana, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology).

If your dog has been diagnosed with epilepsy, and is receiving the drugs listed above in any of the 3 groups listed, we are interested in sampling your pet to determine how Keppra XR interacts with the other anticonvulsants through sequential blood sampling in a one-day study. All blood levels will be provided to the owners at no-charge. If you are interested in more information regarding this project, or to see if your pet qualifies, please CONTACT Julie Nettifee janettif@ncsu.edu or 919-513-6812. 
If unable to travel to NC State, arrangements can be made in most cases to have sampling performed by your referring veterinarian.

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