Feline Focused Clinical Trials
Researchers and Practitioners working together to further our knowlege of feline medicine.
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. The prototype for this survey tool is now available for completion by cat owners at:
Tufts University Cumming School of Veterinary Medicine Survey
Chronic kidney disease (sometimes called chronic renal failure) is one of the most common diseases affecting cats. Diet is one of the main components of treatment for this disease but additional information is needed to optimize our nutritional recommendations. The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is conducting a short survey about feeding habits in cats with chronic kidney disease. This information will be used to advance knowledge about optimal nutrition for cats with this common disease. If one of your cats is affected by this disease, please click here to take our short survey and pass it along to others!
Cerenia for the Treatment of Nausea Associated with Feline Chronic Kidney Disease
The Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is actively seeking cats with stable CKD to participate in a Cerenia clinical trial!
Cerenia has recently gained popularity in veterinary medicine due to the presence of several desirable effects, namely its significant anti-nausea and anti-vomiting properties. We believe that this medication will improve the appetite of cats who are “picky” eaters due to their CKD. More...
University of Saskatchewan - Feline Pancreatic Bio-Marker
Posted: August 30, 2010
We are looking for your help in a project investigating feline pancreatic neoplasia. Our goal is to find a protein biomarker in plasma that would allow the diagnosis of pancreatic neoplasia and differentiate it from pancreatitis. more...
Tufts University - Cat Clinical Trials Website
Posted July 13, 2010
The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University offers numerous clinical trials for clients of the Foster Hospital for Small Animals. This page shows links to information about on going studies for cats. The website is updated frequently.
Penn Veterinary Medicine - Clinical Trials Website
Posted: March 22, 2010
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine lists current clinical trials on their website. There are several open trials recruiting feline patients.
Feline Lymphoma Recruitment
The study is being coordinated by Dr. Laurel Williams, North Carolina State University-College of Veterinary Medicine, however cats do not have to come to NCSU to participate. We have several Oncologists across the US that have agreed to assist with this study if cases are in other geographic areas.
to read the story of Simon who benefited from his participation in this study.