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Update from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Clinical Sciences 2015

Emma's Fund Update 2015

February 9, 2015

Dear Marion and the entire Epil-K9 Foundation:

We want to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for your ongoing support of Emma's Fund at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine to benefit epilepsy research in companion animals. Since the inception of this fund in 2007, Epil-K9 has contributed an incredible total of $45,000 towards Canine Epilepsy Research and Outreach during this 7-year period. Funding that has been raised and donated by families affected by canine epilepsy. Funding tat has truly make a difference in the past, and will continue to support advances in understanding, treatments and outcomes for pets and owners facing epilepsy.

Donations from Epil-K9 have directly supported several research projects on canine epilepsy, resulting in the following publications:

The following two studies funded by Epil-K9 have recently been completed:

Studies currently in progress include:

Several of these studies have been undertaken by a resident or intern under the guidance of Dr. Munana. Your funding has enabled us to provide this critical research experience to our house officers. We also appreciate Epil-K9's support of our first Canine Epilepsy Symposium held in 2013, through speaker, publicity and materials provision. Our relationship with Epil-K9 has allowed us to develop extensive connections with owners all across the globe that would not have been otherwise possible in such a short span of time. It has been an incredible journey for us, providing us a "front-row seat" to the changing status of pets with epilepsy, through the support of the Epil-K9 Foundation.

As we begin 2015, we are continuing to research with the goal of advancing the understanding and treatment options for our canine companions affected by epilepsy. We are also hosting a Canine Epilepsy continuing education program for veterinary professionals in March, in efforts to provide veterinarians with the most up-to-date information on the management of epilepsy.

With Sincere Appreciation,

Karen Muñana, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) & Julie Nettifee-Osborne, RVT, BS

Page last update: 02/15/2015

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