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Vet College Seeks Dogs for Clinical Trials

Most studies offer medical treatments, diagnostics, and other compensation for participating dogs.

Most studies offer medical treatments, diagnostics, and other compensation for participating dogs.

The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine is looking for companion dogs to take part in the upcoming clinical trials. Most studies offer medical treatments, diagnostics and other compensation for participation. Upcoming clinical trials include the following:

Keppra (Levetiracetam) Study in Dogs With Canine Epilepsy: The college is recruiting dogs affected by idiopathic epilepsy for this double-blind, placebo-controlled drug study. Dogs must be on therapeutic levels of anticonvulsants and still have four or more seizures per month. Recruitment ends March 1, 2008. For more information, e-mail animalepilepsy@ncsu.edu.

Multi-Drug Resistance in Herding Dogs: The college is recruiting Collies, Australian Shepherds and Shetland Sheepdogs for this MDR-1 study. Dogs must have epilepsy and be on therapeutic levels of anticonvulsants. Recruitment ends May 1, 2008. For more information, e-mail animalepilepsy@ncsu.edu.

Dogs With Lymphoma for a Study of Cardiac Function: The study is being conducted to determine whether cardiac changes may be present in dogs with lymphoma. The two-year study will enroll 25 dogs with lymphoma and 25 healthy control dogs matched by breed, age, and gender to compare their heart functions. Recruitment ends Aug. 1, 2008. For more information, e-mail julie_osborne@ncsu.edu.

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