Juvenile idiopathic epilepsy

Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.

Juvenile Idiopathic Epilepsy

Idiopathic Eepilepsy (IE), Juvenile Epilepsy Syndrome (JES)

Juvenile idiopathic epilepsy (JIE) is a neurological disorder which resembles benign-familial neonatal convulsion (BFNC) syndrome in humans. The disorder is characterized by sporadic onset of seizures which generally disappear when the foal is between 1–2 years of age. Between episodes the foal appears normal, although there is the risk of an injury during a seizure, such as head trauma, which can cause complications.

Age Range

Most commonly affects young Arabian foals ranging from 2 days to 6 months of age.

Commonly Affected Breeds

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