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Features May 2017 Issue

Is It a Seizure?

These three read-outs from an electroencephalogram (EEG), which shows electrical activity in the brain, capture a 6-year-old collie heading into — and then in the throes of — a 90-second seizure. (The first slide shows normal brain activity.)

Is It a Seizure?

And if it is, what do you do about it?

Poor little Scottish terrier Newt was barley two months old and had been in his new home only a few weeks when, according to his owner, Jackie Strom, “he kind of rolled over on his back, his arms and legs going. His eyes were sort of in the back of his head, and he lost control of his bowels. It probably didn’t last much more than a minute or so.”

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