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Jan 31, 2023

Therapeutic trials for canine bladder cancer

Principal Investigator Dr Shelly Vaden Description This study will investigate whether the administration of a dietary supplement slows the progression of canine bladder cancer (also known as transitional cell carcinoma/urothelial carcinoma, or TCC/UC) in dogs treated with standard of care therapy Testing Requirements Participants will be asked to: – bring their dog for an initial… 

Jan 19, 2023

Now Enrolling Dogs with Bladder Cancer

Principal Investigator Dr. Michael Mastromauro Description NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine is enrolling in a clinical trial to investigate if a probiotic can improve cancer care and outcomes in dogs with bladder cancer. This is a placebo-controlled study, not all dogs will receive the probiotic, but all dogs will receivechemotherapy (vinblastine/piroxicam). Testing Requirements Dogs… 

Jan 18, 2023

Using the Chiari-like Malformation & Syringomyelia Evaluation (CHASE) Questionnaire* to Assess the Safety & Efficacy of a Novel Pain Management Product in Dogs

Principal Investigator Natasha Olby Description The goals of this study are to evaluate a newly developed questionnaire to assess pain and clinical signs associated with CM/SM in dogs and to evaluate how well a novel veterinary pain management product might treat the condition. Dogs with signs of CM/SM dogs will visit NC State Veterinary hospital for… 

Dec 19, 2022

Phase 1 Dose Escalation of Single-Agent Mechlorethamine HCl in Dogs with Lymphoma

Principal Investigator Dr. Joanne Intile Description We are recruiting dogs with lymphoma to determine the optimal dose of a chemotherapy drug called mustargen. Enrolled dogs will receive one free dose of mustargen and undergo follow up blood work for up to two weeks afterwards. Dogs can then receive other chemotherapy drugs, either at NCSU CVM… 

Sep 28, 2022

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

Principal Investigator Petra Bizikova Description 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 to stay for… 

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

LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF NEURO-AGING IN DOGS

Principal 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

Principal 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

Principal 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

Principal 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…