February 15, 2018 –
- Novel Therapies
Common heart medications as an effective adjunct therapy for dogs with hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive and deadly cancer.
Study of biological substances in the body that fuel tumor growth and ways to interrupt their impact.
- New Cancer Drug
Potential of a promising new drug used to treat hemangiosarcoma and how it would benefit dogs with other incurable cancers.
Understanding cancer growth to look for new therapy targets for this bone tumor in dogs.
Chemicals & Cancer Understanding how specific enzymes in dogs break down and neutralize common environmental chemicals linked to cancers.
- Lymphocytic Leukemia
Exploring new diagnostic tests for B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia in dogs, a type of blood and bone marrow cancer.
- Platelet Storage
Effects of additive solutions to improve blood platelet storage and availability for life-saving transfusions in dogs.
- Severe Bleeding Disorders
Measurement of canine thrombopoietin, to improve the diagnosis and treatment of a severe bleeding disorder.
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Mapping changes in gut bacteria populations in dogs with IBD to identify novel ways to diagnose and treat.
- Stem Cell-Based Therapies
Potential of a novel type of stem cell to treat inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases in dogs, including IBD and atopic dermatitis.
SPINAL CORD DISEASE
- Degenerative Myelopathy
Advanced imaging to improve diagnosis and monitoring of spinal cord lesions associated with canine degenerative myelopathy.
- Drug Response
Linking genetic mutations in cats with heart disease to variable therapeutic response to clopidogrel, a drug used to prevent life-threatening blood clot complications.
- Disease Management
The effectiveness of omeprazole, a gastric acid suppressant commonly prescribed to treat GI symptoms in cats with chronic kidney disease.
- Gastrointestinal Disease
Contribution of multiple parvovirus strains or other viruses to the re-emergence of panleukopenia.
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
Novel ways to diagnose feline infectious peritonitis, a fatal viral disease in cats with no available cures.
Genetics behind ineffective immune responses to feline herpesvirus, a major cause of upper respiratory infections in cats, to develop a more effective vaccine.