DOGS WITH MAST CELL TUMORS
The Small Animal General Surgery Service is looking for dogs with mast cell tumors. The goal of this study is to compare the histopathological grade of samples obtained from a punch biopsy to samples obtained from a whole tumor specimen. The surgeons surgically remove the tumor in a routine manner according to the normal standard of care. Punch biopsies are taken of the removed tumor. Three pathologists examine the punch biopsies, along with the complete tumor samples, to determine the grade of mast cell tumor. The results are then compared. The goal is to determine if mast cell tumors can be accurately graded from a smaller, less invasive, sample size. For more information, contact Dr Robb Hardie at email@example.com
DOGS NEEDED FOR ACQUIRED LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS GENOME-WIDE ASSOCIATION STUDY
The Small Animal Neurology and General Surgery Services are looking for two groups of dogs:
- PUREBRED Labrador Retrievers AND Golden Retrievers 11.5 years old or older with no history of laryngeal paralysis.
- Any breed of dog 8 years old or older that are affected with acquired laryngeal paralysis.
Having pedigree information is appreciated as study dogs should NOT be closely related to other study dogs. Enrolled dogs will receive a free clinical examination through the Small Animal Neurology or General Surgery Service at UW Veterinary Care, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For more information please visit http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/lab/corl/genetic-studies/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DOGS WITH LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS ACTIVITY STUDY
The Small Animal General Surgery Service is conducting a study using continuous activity monitoring to assess improvement in activity after arytenoid lateralization surgery for treatment of laryngeal paralysis.
The objective of the study is to measure the difference in activity levels before and after surgery to better understand the impact of surgery on activity and quality of life in dogs with laryngeal paralysis.
Any dog diagnosed with idiopathic laryngeal paralysis that does not have severe respiratory distress and is stable enough to be monitored for 14 days prior to arytenoid lateralization surgery is eligible for this study.
The dog’s activity is monitored for 14 days before and 14 days after surgery using a collar mounted activity monitor (Actical, Philips Respironics). Data collected from both monitoring periods will be compared to determine the degree of improvement in activity level after surgery.
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