In today's VetGirl blog, we interview Dr. Bill Bush, DACVIM (Neurology) of Bush Veterinary Neurology Services on his favorite anti-convulsant to use in veterinary medicine. So, why keppra, a newer anti-epileptic drug, instead of phenobarbital or potassium bromide? Is it effective? How expensive is it? Should it be my first choice drug for my epileptic patients? Dr. Bush discusses some of the pros: the generic version of the extended release product (making it cost-effective) and its minimal side effects (e.g., aside from sedation, ataxia, etc.). Check out this VetGirl blog to learn if you should be using it!