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Greetings from Toby's
|Toby’s Foundation Awards its
First direct Grant to Dr Karen Munana at North Carolina State
University and Dedicates it in Memory of Sheila Dolan
President of Toby’s Foundation says “we can now sponsor grants
under $10,000 for canine epilepsy research. This is an
important step for us in the fight against canine epilepsy.
Our mission is to stop canine epilepsy by supporting research
to find the gene(s) responsible and develop a screening test
and to support research for more effective treatments for dogs
affected by this disease.
Dr. Munana’s grant is for one
year and will investigate “The Pharmacokinetics of
Levetiracetam in Epileptic Dogs When Used Concurrently With
other Antiepileptics”. The award is for $5,276.00. For larger
grants we can continue to co-sponsor studies such as the one
we currently have with the Canine Health Foundation (CHF) for
Dr. Ned Patterson’s Aussie epilepsy study at UMN, Grant #748
”SNP Association Mapping for Canine Epilepsy”.
presented two studies at the American College of Veterinarians
in Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in June 2010 in Anaheim, CA .
Please click on the link below to go to our Research page and
read summaries from Dr. Munana on these two studies regarding
more effective treatments for dogs affected by canine
epilepsy. It is estimated that as many as 25% of the dogs
affected with the disease have refractory seizures meaning
they do not respond well to traditional treatments and their
seizures are not well controlled.
Pam Douglas met with
Dr. Karen Munana at the ACVIM meeting in Anaheim , CA to
discuss with her about our newly awarded grant for her
research and her two preceding studies. Pam Douglas also met
with Dr. Ned Patterson of UMN at the ACVIM meeting to discuss
Aussie canine epilepsy research and a new grant in 2011 to
keep Aussie epilepsy research moving forward.
View the Research Updates
are pleased to announce that Toby’s Foundation’s Board of
Directors has voted to dedicate our first direct grant In
Memory of Sheila Dolan, 1943 – 2010, for her unwavering
support and help in the fight against canine epilepsy.
View our newsletter in memory of
|Upcoming Howl-O-Ween-Howl on
K-9 Playtime Inc. is sponsoring their 5th annual Halloween
event which will benefit three charities including Toby's
Foundation. If you' are in the Chicago area, it's a great
event to enjoy! Go to www.k-9playtimeinc.com and click on "K-9
PlayTime Calendar of FUN" for more information.
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Your gifts help us to support the research to find the
genes responsible for canine epilepsy and develop a screening
Please make Toby's Foundation part of your
charitable giving. Toby's Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit
501(c)(3) organization. Our Federal Tax Identification number
is 74-3135217. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest
extent of the law and helps us in our efforts to stop canine
epilepsy. Please check with your employer about a Matching
If you would like to make a memorial or
honorary gift to support canine epilepsy research, an
acknowledgement card can be sent to whomeve