Neurology Team Lecture on Lafora’s Disease

Published 22.09.14

In addition to the demands of being a duty vet Lindsay Swain found time to study the progression of a serious inherited epilepsy called Lafora’s disease that occurs in miniature Wire haired dachshund. This weekend Lindsay Swain shared her knowledge in prestigious surrounding at the 27th Symposium of the European College of Veterinary Neurology in Madrid. She delivered her findings in the beautiful Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Madrid (College of Physicians of Madrid). This venue has special significance for neurologists, as the Nobel laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal, designated by many as the father of the modern neuroscience, taught students in this Faculty.

Lindsay said “It was an amazing opportunity to shed some light on a condition that is both difficult for the dogs affected and frustrating for their owners. I hope that our research will benefit these animals and owners by leading to faster diagnosis and more tailored therapies.”

Our neurology team, led by Dr Clare Rusbridge, are working tirelessly towards a better understanding of a raft of small animal neurological conditions and we are immensely proud of the unbounding dedication they exhibit. A huge congratulations to Lindsay for presenting this important work and a massive thank you to Clare and Anna for the support they provide in nurturing a love for neurology in the duty vets they mentor.