Orthopaedic patient studies at the UW Veterinary Care are done in collaboration with the Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory (CORL). This is a multidisciplinary research group focused on solving orthopaedic problems that affect animals and humans. CORL is located in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison. One of the laboratory’s greatest attributes is the strong collaborative relationships that exist between the laboratory, the School of Medicine and the College of Engineering. Financial support for the laboratory includes both federal and non-federal funding agencies, medical and veterinary foundations, corporate partners, and private donors. For more information, please visit http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/lab/corl/.
Nutraceutical Treatment for Osteoarthritis in Dogs
Enrollment for this study is currently filled.
The Small Animal Orthopaedic Service is looking for medium to large breed dogs with hip, knee, or ankle arthritis to participate in a placebo-controlled clinical trial evaluating a new type of nutraceutical food supplement for management of dogs with poor mobility because of arthritis.
It is anticipated that the nutraceutical treatment will improve patient mobility. Pain-relieving rescue medication will be available for all dogs during the trial. Dogs typically receive a free clinical examination and radiographic assessment. Owners will receive a financial benefit at trial completion. Participation will contribute to determining whether a new type of nutraceutical treatment for arthritis is effective.
For more information and brochures, please visit http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/lab/corl/canine-studies/
If this trial demonstrates that the nutraceutical food supplement is effective, we anticipate that this treatment will be offered routinely through UW Veterinary Care. This trial is supported by a gift to the University of Wisconsin Foundation.
Dogs Needed For Cruciate Rupture Genome-Wide Association Study
The Small Animal Orthopaedic Service is looking for two groups of dogs:
- PUREBRED Labrador Retrievers AND Rottweilers 8 years old or older with no history of cruciate rupture.
- PUREBRED Labrador Retrievers AND Rottweilers of any age that are affected with non-contact cranial cruciate rupture.
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 and radiographic assessment.
For more information and brochures, please visit http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/lab/corl/canine-studies/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This study is looking at genetic predisposition to non-contact cranial cruciate rupture in Labrador Retrievers and Rottweilers using genomic sequencing. This study is supported by the Morris Animal Foundation, the Marjorie Siebert Aylen Foundation, the National Labrador Retriever Club and the AKC Canine Health Foundation.