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Veterinary Record 170:471 doi:10.1136/vr.e3140
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  • Feline Neurology

Complex partial orofacial seizures in English cats

  1. Sebastien Behr
  1. Willows Referral Service, Highlands Road, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4NH

WE would like to alert colleagues to the fact that in the past month we have examined four cats with a particular form of epilepsy.

All four cats lived in a radius of 80 miles from our hospital and presented with complex partial seizures characterised by arrest in a sitting position, profuse salivation, facial twitches, vocalisation (most often howling and hissing) and mydriasis. The complex partial seizures progressed within a few days with an increase in frequency and duration, and in two cats the progression led to generalised seizures with loss of consciousness and involuntary urination. One cat had …

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