Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Bromide assay

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd

Overview

  • Bromide Potassium bromide is used in conjunction with phenobarbitone Phenobarbital for management of refractory seizures Epilepsy: idiopathic.
  • Hyperpolarises neuronal membranes.
  • Rapidly absorbed from small intestine.
  • Renally excreted.
  • Long half life (24 days) → long time to reach steady state kinetics (2-4 months).

Sampling

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Tests

Availability

  • Leeds toxicology laboratory (via commercial veterinary laboratories).

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Podell M & Fenner W R (1993) Bromide therapy in refractory canine idiopathic epilepsyJVIM 7, 318-321.
  • Boothe D M (1994) Anticonvulsant therapy in small animalsWaltham Focus 4, 25-31.
  • Trepanier LA (1995) Use of bromide as an anticonvulsant for dogs with epilepsy. JAVMA 207, 163-165.


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