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Pain Management

Oct 16, 2023

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

Principle Investigators Dr. Margaret Gruen Dr. Natasha Olby Co-Investigator Dr. David Knazovicky Description 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 treat senior dogs in the future. After the initial screening and… 

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 NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking dogs with or without mobility problems that are 5 years of age or older and weigh at least 10 kg to take part in a study aiming to evaluate the relationship between intestinal permeability and multiple joint osteoarthritis. Eligibility To be eligible…