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Greetings from Toby's Foundation,

Happy Holidays!  We wish you Health and Happiness in 2015!

As you prepare to celebrate this holiday season, please consider including Toby's Foundation in your year-end giving.  Blood samples and funds are still needed to support the research. 


Toby’s Foundation has committed $35,000 to fund important new epilepsy research in 2015.

Help us support canine epilepsy research! Please make the most generous donation you can to Toby’s Foundation this holiday season to keep the research moving forward.


Blood samples from affected dogs are needed. For information to submit a blood sample from your dog go to www.tobysfoundation.org/samples.html.

Thank you for standing with us in the fight against canine epilepsy. Your support and generosity are deeply appreciated and show your concern and love for our precious dogs and your desire to stop canine epilepsy. We are very thankful for you!

Recruitment is still open for the Keppra Extended Release study at NCSU

Canine Keppra Extended Release Pharmacokinetic Study: New October 2014

Recruitment is open for dogs with epilepsy that are being treated with Keppra XR (levetiracetam extended release)) and Phenobarbital (group I) Keppra XR and Zonisamide (Zonegran) (group II) , or Keppra XR alone (group III) for a Pharmacokinetic study. This study is being conducted at North Carolina State University-College of Veterinary Medicine, under the direction of Dr. Karen Munana, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology).

If your dog has been diagnosed with epilepsy, and is receiving the drugs listed above in any of the 3 groups listed, we are interested in sampling your pet to determine how Keppra XR interacts with the other anticonvulsants through sequential blood sampling in a one-day study. All blood levels will be provided to the owners at no-charge. If you are interested in more information regarding this project, or to see if your pet qualifies, please contact Julie Nettifee janettif@ncsu.edu or 919-513-6812. If unable to travel to NC State, arrangements can be made in most cases to have sampling performed by your referring veterinarian.

Julie Ann Nettifee Osborne, RVT, BS, VTS (Neurology)

 North Carolina State University

College of Veterinary Medicine

Department of Clinical Sciences

1052 William Moore Drive

Lab B236

Raleigh, NC  27607

919-513-6812 Phone

919-513-6830 FAX

Charitable Giving

Your gifts help us to support the research to find the genes responsible for canine epilepsy and develop a screening test.

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 Gifts program.

If you would like to make a memorial or honorary gift to support canine epilepsy research, an acknowledgement card can be sent to whomever you specify.

We accept donations online (see link below) or you may mail your check to:

Toby's Foundation
P.O. Box 7321
Laguna Niguel , CA 92607

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AussiE-Update Volume VII, No. 54
December 8, 2014

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