The AHT’s epilepsy study has now moved to the Genetics Phase.  We have contacted the owners of dogs with a confirmed diagnosis of idiopathic epilepsy that we know are still alive, to ask them to donate a DNA sample, to be collected as a simple cheek swab, from their dog. 

We have been receiving these DNA samples from the cases that Luisa has identified and are about to start asking some of the dogs we have DNA from that are listed as healthy for confirmation that they remain, or remained (if they have died) seizure-free.  Once we have this confirmation we will start the DNA analysis.