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Pain Management

Oct 16, 2023

Research Study for Senior Dogs: Targeting Frailty To Improve Healthspan and Well-Being

Description Over the past decade, there has been an increased interest in assessing frailty in our aging companion animals. The goal of this study is to monitor how frailty in senior dogs progresses over time, and how activity impacts their well-being. We hope to use what we learn to better care for our aging four… 

Sep 28, 2023

Enrolling Dogs With Stifle or Hip Osteoarthritis on a Study Involving LIBRELA

Principle Investigator Masataka Enomoto, B. Duncan X. Lascelles Description Translational Research in Pain team is seeking dogs with osteoarthritis to take part in a study aiming to compare the efficacy of two FDA-approved medications. We will do this using computerized analysis of gait. Enrolled dogs will all receive one of the FDA approved drugs. (Half… 

May 12, 2023

Osteoarthritis Oral Microbiome Analysis in Cats

Principal Investigator Jody Gookin Description A one-time saliva sample from your cat to analyze their oral microbiome (the microbial composition of their mouths.) The analysis will allow us to identify patterns associated with the presence or absence of certain diseases. Testing Requirements A one-time visit to NCSU for a physical examination and saliva sample. There… 

Feb 2, 2023


Principal Investigator Duncan Lascelles Description We are excited to update you on the progress of our clinical study. Due to overwhelming interest and participation, we have temporarily paused enrollment to ensure the highest quality of care and attention to each participant. We anticipate resuming enrollment in late July and encourage you to stay tuned for…