The Kennel Club has organised a free webinar for those who would like to find out more about canine epilepsy.
The webinar will include what research has told us to date, and how best to support dogs affected with the condition, and their owners.
The webinar, organised by The Kennel Club’s health team will be taking place via Microsoft Teams on Monday 30 January 2023 from 7pm to 8:30pm.
It will serve as an opportunity to refresh interested parties’ knowledge of epilepsy, learn more about the complexities of the condition and what future research could teach us. Those interested in attending the webinar can register here.
The webinar will include a presentation and question and answer session with world-renowned specialist Professor Holger Volk, who has pioneered advancements in canine neurology research throughout his career.
Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological disorder in dogs, affecting an estimated 0.6 to 0.7 percent of all dogs in the UK alone – around one in 130 dogs.
It is identified as a priority condition through the Breed Health and Conservation Plan project, run by The Kennel Club in collaboration with breed clubs, for 35 breeds. This is equivalent to almost 20 percent of Kennel Club registered dogs.
Sadly, there is no known prevention for this disease, but there are tools and resources available to support affected dogs and their owners.
Those interested in attending this event can register here.
More information about canine epilepsy is available on the Kennel Club website.