July 29, 2020
News and Updates, July 2020
Fighting racism in veterinary medicine, a virtual reality approach to global health and more from a busy month on campus.
July 28, 2020
Gut Microbiome Study Could Guide New Canine Epilepsy Treatments
Neurology professor Karen Muñana is leading a new three-year study into canine epilepsy, the most common neurological condition in dogs, but one of the least understood.
June 29, 2015
Neurology Study May Lead to Better Outcomes for Paraplegic Dogs
A one-size-fits-all approach is not ideal for treating spinal cord injuries, according to findings from a clinical trial conducted by NC State researchers...
April 14, 2015
Student Research Paper Receives Recognition from American Board of Veterinary Toxicology
Alisha Worth developed the case series using the Animal Poison Control Center toxicology database. Her effort provides important new information concerning the dose-response relationship for...
February 23, 2015
Researcher Named Clinician Scientist by American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation
The following information is from an announcement made by the AKC-Canine Health Foundation. Dr. Steven Friedenberg, a doctoral student in the laboratory of Dr. Kate Meurs at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named a Clinician Scientist by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation. Friedenberg received the honor in
January 13, 2015
Canine Paralysis Study Suggests Spinal Cord Injuries Require Customized Treatments
A clinical trial from North Carolina State University involving paraplegic dogs has demonstrated that a one-size fits all approach is not ideal for treating spinal cord injuries. Instead, the study highlights the fact that the population of canine paraplegics – even those with the same type of injury – are very diverse, and that courses
February 19, 2014
Researchers Find Mutated Canine Gene May Aid Understanding of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a link between a mutation in a gene called RAB 24 and an inherited neurodegenerative disease in Old English sheepdogs and Gordon setters. The findings may help further understanding of neurodegenerative diseases and identify new treatments for both canine and human sufferers. Hereditary ataxias are an important group
April 9, 2012
Advances in Veterinary Medicine and Changes in the Human/Animal Bond Increase Pet’s Lifespan
The following article by reporter William Grimes was published in the Friday, April 5 issue of the New York Times. The feature, “New Treatments to Save a Pet, but Questions About the Costs,” is about the changes in the human/animal bond, advances in veterinary medicine that can prolong a pet’s life, and the cost of these advances.
February 14, 2012
CVM Stem Cell Study Benefits Dogs with Spinal Cord Injuries
Tobi is a six-year-old cocker spaniel whose hind legs were paralyzed after he suffered a herniated disc in his spine. Although Tobi will never fully regain the use of his legs, he has benefitted from a clinical trial involving stem cell transplantation in dogs that is currently underway at North Carolina State University. See video
October 15, 2011
CVM Researchers Receive AKC Canine Health Foundation Grants
Researchers at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine have been awarded four grants totaling $347,893 from the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) as part of the organization’s 2012 funding year. The AKC CHF-funded NC State CVM research projects are: Grant 1557: High-Resolution Cytogenetic Analysis of Histiocytic Malignancies and Development of a Targeted Assay