ISSN 1644-0714 e-ISSN 2300-6145

Zootechnica

Review Article

Polyunsaturated fatty acids in idiopathic epilepsy treatment in dogs

Michalina Wąsik, Małgorzata Mikuła, Bartłomiej Jan Bartyzel, Natalia Strokowska, Piotr Sablik, Yavuz O. Uca, Piotr Koczoń

1Department of Morphological Sciences, Veterinary Medicine Faculty, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Nowoursynowska 159c, 02-776 Warszawa, Poland 2Department of Food Hygiene and Public Health Protection, Veterinary Medicine Faculty, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland 3Department of Ruminant Science, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Doktora Judyma 10, 71-460 Szczecin, Poland 4 Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed), Technische Universität Dresden, 01062, Dresden, Germany 5 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Food Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland

Abstract. Epilepsy is both a primary disease and secondary sign of various neurological and metabolic disorders. Idiopathic epilepsy could be burdensome in its course. It requires often a multidrug therapy, that can lead to serious side effects. One of the supportive antiepileptic therapies is a proper diet. It is believed, that polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) give the chance of life quality improvement in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy.

Keywords: PUFA, diet, idiopathic epilepsy, dog

Accepted: 10 Apr 2016

Published online: 24 Apr 2017

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Wąsik, M., Mikuła, M., Bartyzel, B.J., Strokowska, N., Sablik, P., Uca, Y.O., Koczoń, P. (2016). Polyunsaturated fatty acids in idiopathic epilepsy treatment in dogs. Acta Sci. Pol. Zootechnica, 15(2), 3‒10. DOI:10.21005/asp.2016.15.2.01