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Status epilepticus in a young English Springer Spaniel – a case of Metaldehyde intoxication

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Vol 1 - Issue 3
Written by Raquel Trevail DVM, Dipl ECVN, MRCVS, European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
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Status epilepticus in a young English Springer Spaniel – a case of Metaldehyde intoxication

Seizures are a very common presentation in practice, and management of status epilepticus can be challenging. This case report will discuss metaldehyde intoxication – a cyclic tetramer of acetaldehyde found in snail and slug bait – as a cause of status epilepticus in a dog. The differential diagnosis of generalised tonic clonic seizures will be reviewed and medical management of these cases will be explored, together with the clinical outcome that can be expected after implementing treatment.

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Raquel Trevail DVM, Dipl ECVN, MRCVS, European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology