Positive impact of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in a dog with drug-resistant epilepsy: A case study

Positive impact of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in a dog with drug-resistant epilepsy: A case study

Author Scorza, Fulvio A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cavalheiro, Esper A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Arida, Ricardo M. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Terra, Vera C. Google Scholar
Scorza, Carla A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ribeiro, Miriam O. Google Scholar
Cysneiros, Roberta M. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Univ Presbiteriana Mackenzie
Abstract Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in both dogs and humans. Although the pharmacological options for treatment of epilepsies have increased. it has been reported that two-thirds of dogs with epilepsy are refractory to antiepileptic drug therapy. To our knowledge, there are no experimental Studies in the literature that show an effect of omega-3 supplementation oil epilepsy in dogs. Our case study describes the effectiveness of daily intake of a moderate amount of fish oil in a case of canine epilepsy. (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords Epilepsy
Omega-3
Dogs
Heart
Sudden death
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
INCT/MCT
Date 2009-08-01
Published in Epilepsy & Behavior. San Diego: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, v. 15, n. 4, p. 527-528, 2009.
ISSN 1525-5050 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 527-528
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2009.05.013
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000269033000025
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/31729

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