American Association of Feline Practitioners

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Clinical Trials

List of Clinical Trials

Feline Mycobacterial Disease

Dr. Carolyn O'Brien, a Feline Medicine Specialist, is collecting epidemiological data on feline mycobacteriosis from vets and owners from a world-wide perspective. As such, she has launched a website that provides a portal for people to enter their cat’s details into a confidential database (which will not be forwarded on to any third party, nor will the information or website be used for any financial gain).

The Cat Allergy Study

This study is seeking eligible volunteers for a major clinical research study evaluating an investigational cat allergy medicine to determine whether it can help reduce symptoms for a sustained period with a relatively short course of treatment. Researchers are investigating a different approach to allergen immunotherapy to determine whether the investigational medicine can provide sustained allergen tolerance and corresponding symptom relief over an extended period with only four or eight doses of immunotherapy.

Evaluating the Behavior and Temperament of Domestic Cats

The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is in the process of developing a new online survey tool for evaluating the behavior and temperament of domestic cats. The goal is to create a feline equivalent of the Canine Behavioral Assessment and Research Questionnaire (C-BARQ; http://www.cbarq.org/) to help pet owners, behavior counselors, animal rescue shelters, and cat researchers understand the behavior and behavioral problems of Felis catus.

Improvement of Aggression Between Housemate Cats

Recruiting client-owned cats to participate in a clinical study that will assess the effect of a new pheromone product for the management and resolution of aggression between familiar housemate cats. This prospective, double blind trial is designed to investigate the causes of aggression between housemate cats, strategies owners use to intervene and the resolution of aggression. Eligibility is determined by owner completion of a check list and enrollment is through July 2014. Cats that have been fighting for more than 2 weeks may be eligible. Households including more than 6 cats are not eligible. Cats that are separated within the same home are not eligible. Use of any natural OTC supplements or pheromones in the home within 30 days of enrollment is not allowed. Use of longer acting medications (e.g. fluoxetine) is not allowed within 90 days. Volunteers are enrolled by attending a two hour educational meeting during which the feline social relationships, significance of feline body postures, and common aggressive displays is discussed.For more information on enrollment and qualifications, please contact Behavioral Medicine Oakland Veterinary Referral Services, 1400 S. Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, Ph:1-248-334-6877, TheresaDVM@aol.com.

 

Colorado State University - Clinical Trials Website

The Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital lists current clinical trials on their website. There are several open trials recruiting feline patients. 

Penn Veterinary Medicine - Clinical Trials Website

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine lists current clinical trials on their website. There are several open trials recruiting feline patients.

Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials (VCCT) 

The University of California - Davis School of Veterinary Medicine lists current clinical trials on their website. There are several open trials recruiting feline patients.