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The Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital conducts clinical trials in conjunction with research on disease, diagnosis, and treatment of animals. The following are current, open clinical trials that are seeking participants.
Canine Skin Tumor Study
OSU is currently recruiting client-owned dogs affected by, or suspected to be affected by, cutaneous or subcutaneous malignant tumor. This trial evaluates alternative methods of surgical margin assessment to improve accuracy in determining whether a tumor was completely resected. Participants receive free surgery; lab and imaging services are discounted. You may schedule an appointment with the Soft Tissue Surgery service (541-737-4812) for an in-person consultation to see if your pet qualifies for the study. For more information email email@example.com.
Cruciate Injuries in Purebred Labrador Retrievers
In partnership with the University of Wisconsin, OSU is collecting data for a research study on cruciate injuries in purebred Labrador Retrievers. Currently seeking participants in one of two categories:
1. Over 8 years old with NO cruciate disease
2. Under 8 years old WITH cruciate disease
Exam and radiographs will take about one hour and the dog will not be sedated. There is no cost. To participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15, 2014. More Information.
Canine Laryngeal Paralysis
OSU is currently recruiting client-owned dogs affected by, or suspected to be affected by, laryngeal paralysis. This trial evaluates the effect of a drug given during and for 24 hours after surgery on prevention of post-operative aspiration pneumonia. Participants receive discounted surgery and laboratory fees. You may schedule an appointment with the Soft Tissue Surgery service (541-737-4812) for an in-person consultation to see if your pet qualifies for the study. For more information please call the number above, or you may email the Soft Tissue Surgery service at email@example.com.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection for Dogs with Hip Osteoarthritis
OSU is currently recruiting client-owned dogs affected by osteoarthritis in the hip joint. Dogs must be less than 15kgs, more than 18mths old, and have no previous surgery or injuries of the affected hindlimb. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is harvested using the dog's own blood and spun down to collect a sample rich in platelets, growth factors and cytokines. This clinical trial evaluates the use of PRP in alleviating pain and improving quality of life. There is no cost for this treatment. You may schedule an appointment with the Small Animal Orthopedic service (541-737-4812) for an in-person consultation to see if your pet qualifies for the study. For more information please call the number above, or you may email firstname.lastname@example.org
Omental Graft in Miniature and Toy Breed Dogs with Naturally Occurring Radius/Ulna Fractures
Currently recruiting owners of miniature and toy breed dogs with mid-diaphyseal to distal radial fractures who are considering internal fixation treatment for those fractures. The trial will determine the efficacy of an omental graft in addition to a plate and screw fixator. The majority of imaging will be provided free of charge; surgery provided at a 50% discount. For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canine Shoulder Injury Study
Currently recruiting dogs suspected of having an injury of the supraspinatus muscle of one or both shoulder joints. Dogs with a suspected injury will be clinically evaluated, and an ultrasound and MRI of the diseased shoulder joint will be performed. All evaluation costs and imaging costs of dogs enrolled in the study is free of charge. For more information about the study or if you would like to enroll a patient in the study, please contact Dr. Susanne Stieger-Vanegas: email@example.com, or Dr. Wendy Baltzer: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information.
Completed Clinical Trials
Feline Hyperthyroidism Study
A study on CT imaging of the thyroid in awake cats. Completed June 2014. Abstract.
Feline Injection Site Sarcoma Study
A study of cats affected by, or suspected to be affected by, an injection site sarcoma. Completed June 2014. Abstract.