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Sep 28, 2022

DOGS WITH NON-SEASONAL ATOPIC DERMATITIS TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TWO DIFFERENT DOSAGES OF A NOVEL IMMUNOTHERAPY DRUG

Principle Investigator Petra Bizikova Description Clinical Trial for Dogs with Non-Seasonal Atopic Dermatitis to Investigate the Effectiveness of Two Different Dosages of a Novel Immunotherapy Drug Testing Requirements – Patients will be required to come in for 10 visits over 24 weeks – Allergen-Specific IgE Serology (ASIS) testing at Heska – Patients will be required… 

Sep 26, 2022

THE EFFECT OF A NEW COMBINATION OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ON ACTIVITY AND ATTENTION IN AGING DOGS

Description The Canine Neuro-aging Program at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is recruiting dogs 10 years of age and older to participate in a study on a combination of anti-aging supplements aimed to improve cognitive function, mobility, and quality of life in older dogs. The basis for this study is rooted in our desire to… 

Aug 3, 2022

TRILOGY: A NON-SURGICAL OPTION FOR CANINE SOFT TISSUE SARCOMA (STS)

Principle Investigator Michael W. Nolan Description NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine is looking for dogs diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma for a new clinical trial evaluating ultrasound-mediated tumor oxygenation. This minimally invasive technology will deliver oxygen to tumor tissue during radiation treatment. This will enhance tumor radiation sensitivity and may increase tumor response. Testing… 

Aug 3, 2022

IS GUT DYSBIOSIS ASSOCIATED WITH CANINE IDIOPATHIC EPILEPSY?

Principle Investigator Karen Munana Description The Companion Animal Epilepsy Research program at NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine is recruiting for a new clinical trial to determine whether dogs with idiopathic epilepsy have alterations in their gut microbial population. Our study team is looking for households with an epileptic dog and an unaffected dog to… 

Aug 3, 2022

LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF NEURO-AGING IN DOGS

Principle Investigator Natasha Olby Description Canine Cognitive Dysfunction is an age-related neurobehavioral condition that shares similar features to Alzheimer’s disease observed in humans. The progression of this devastating disease ultimately leads to the decline in cognitive function, severely affecting comfort of life for dogs and their owners. The purpose of this study is to track… 

Aug 3, 2022

EARLY INTERVENTION FOR DOBERMAN PINSCHERS AT RISK OF DEVELOPING DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY

Principle Investigator Kathryn Meurs Description We recently identified a genetic mutation in the Titin gene as a common cause of fatal dilated cardiomyopathy in the Doberman pinscher. Dogs that develop the disease frequently die of the disease either from refractory congestive heart failure or sudden cardiac death. Previous studies have demonstrated that medical intervention of… 

Aug 3, 2022

DOGS DIAGNOSED WITH PRIMARY SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX

Principle Investigator Valery Scharf Description NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine is evaluating the feasibility of thoracoscopy (minimally invasive surgery) for the identification and localization of pulmonary bullae associated with spontaneous pneumothorax. The current approach to this disease is open surgical exploration via a median sternotomy; by demonstrating the ability of thoracoscopy to identify pulmonary… 

Aug 3, 2022

CLINICAL TRIAL FOR DOGS WITH PRIMARY ANGLE CLOSURE GLAUCOMA

Principle Investigator Hans Westermeyer Testing Requirements Your dog will receive an exam from the NC State Ophthalmology Service 1 month after study enrollment and once every 3 months thereafter. Each visit will include: sedation, a complete ophthalmic exam, photography and ultrasound of the eye’s drainage apparatus, retinal thickness measurement, and quantitative pupillary light reflex evaluation. A… 

Aug 3, 2022

RECRUITING DOGS WITH NATURALLY OCCURRING PULMONARY HYPERTENSION

Principle Investigator Teresa DeFrancesco Description – One all-day visit – Focused echocardiogram – Bloodwork Testing Requirements None Enrollment Start 03/01/2021 Enrollment Finish 05/04/2024 Eligibility – Must weigh 11 pounds (5kg) or more – Receiving sildenafil for 3 or more days and still having clinically significant pulmonary hypertension Flyer View Contact Dr. Terri DeFrancesco: tdefranc@ncsu.edu Dr.… 

Aug 3, 2022

RECRUITING DOGS IN CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE WITH PULMONARY EDEMA

Principle Investigator Teresa DeFrancesco Description Testing Requirements NC State Cardiology is recruiting dogs in decompensated left-sided congestive heart failure (CHF) and pulmonary edema that requires hospitalization for treatment. These patients will be hospitalized in the NC State Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care department for treatment of CHF. Enrollment Start 03/01/2021 Enrollment Finish 06/01/2024 Eligibility Dogs in…