Review Article

Polyunsaturated fatty acids in idiopathic epilepsy treatment in dogs

Michalina Wąsik1, Małgorzata Mikuła1, Bartłomiej Jan Bartyzel1 , Natalia Strokowska2, Piotr Sablik3, Yavuz O. Uca4, Piotr Koczoń5

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

4Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed), Technische Universität Dresden, 01062, Dresden, Germany

5Department 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

 

This Article

Accepted: 10 Apr 2016

Published online: 8 May 2017

Accesses: 726

How to cite

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.