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Fig. 2 | BMC Veterinary Research

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From: A double-blinded randomised dietary supplement crossover trial design to investigate the short-term influence of medium chain fatty acid (MCT) supplement on canine idiopathic epilepsy: study protocol

Fig. 2

Study Design A 6-month randomised, double-blinded, prospective, multicentre, dietary crossover trial is designed to compare two oil dietary supplements (MCT oil, Control oil (=olive oil)). Both oils are given as 9% of their daily metabolic energy requirements. All dogs are aimed to be fed initially for 90+/− 2 days with either the control dietary supplement or the MCT dietary supplement alongside their normal diet followed by 97+/− 2 days (including initial one-week wash-out period, 7 days) with the other supplement alongside their normal diet. Another follow-up study about the long-term effects of MCT oil as an open-label use is subsequently planned after the individual patient has completed the main clinical trial

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