List of Clinical Trials
Survey: Management of Feline Idiopathic Cystitis - The Ohio State University
Researchers at the Ohio State University seek to gain insight into current trends and challenges in the management of feline idiopathic cystitis. Veterinarians are encouraged to take this survey to help us collect this information and ultimately to help to disseminate knowledge about the treatment of this condition. Please help us by sharing with others! Posted 9/29/22
Basepaws Pet Health
Basepaws Pet Health collaborates with veterinarians, the animal health industry, and veterinary colleges to find solutions to long-standing medical challenges including genetic and preventable diseases. If you would like to contribute to advancing feline health research please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website. They are conducting a variety of studies by collecting cat DNA and oral microbiome samples, as well as health history data. As a token of appreciation, Basepaws will provide feline participants with its signature product, a cat DNA report, free of charge. Posted 6/28/21
University of Guelph - Ontario Veterinary College
The Department of Population Medicine - Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph is examining how different factors influence companion cats' reactions to petting. This study hopes to determine what factors contribute to companion cats' enjoying or disliking petting interactions so that we can determine why some cats respond aggressively during petting interactions. Posted 7/27/20
Survey: 2016 Heartworm Incidence
The American Heartworm Society (AHS) conducts a Heartworm Incidence Survey of thousands of veterinary practices across the country every three years. The data from this survey helps define the risk of heartworm, both nationally and regionally, and enables us to create a detailed heartworm incidence map to inform the veterinary profession as well as the public. The more participants we have in the 2016 survey, the better the information we can provide. Click here to take the survey. Posted 1/12/17
Cats with Kidney Stones and/or Chronic Kidney Disease
Dr. Jody Lulich at the Minnesota Urolith Center (MUC) is investigating the connection between kidney stones and chronic kidney failure in cats. To help solve this common, costly and devastating problem, the Minnesota Urolith Center is requesting veterinarians to send the kidneys of cats who have succumbed to their illness. If cats with radiographically or ultrasonographically diagnosed kidney stones have a kidney removed during therapy, succumb to their illness, or are humanely euthanized; place whole, intact kidneys (without cutting them open, but carefully removing the outer capsule) in formalin and ship them to Dr. Jody Lulich. Click here for more information, or to receive shipping information and instructions so that we cover the cost, email Dr. Lulich at email@example.com. One of the most compassionate acts we can perform as veterinarians and cat owners is to contribute to the efforts of scientists working to cure diseases. Posted 7/1/16
Feline Vector-Borne Disease (FVBD) in cats with acute onset fever
We will use recently improved vector-borne pathogen diagnostic assays (PCR and Serology) to screen cats with acute onset fever to gain insight into the prevalence of FVBD in cats with fever and to better understand the clinical signs of diseases caused by flea and tick-borne pathogens. This study requires blood and serum samples from cats with natural exposure to fleas and ticks who are presenting with signs of acute onset fever and whose veterinarian can provide data from a CBC and biochemistry panel. Free feline vector-borne disease Comprehensive Panels will be provided to cases fitting the inclusion criteria. Please see the NCSU-CVM Vector-Borne Disease Diagnostic Laboratory webpage for more information and specific entry criteria. Posted 6/9/15
Survey: Environmental enrichment benefits to body weight
Environmental enrichment can sometimes result in beneficial (side effect) changes in body weight and/or body condition score in some confined cats. This has led Dr. Tony Buffington to wonder if a more intentional focus on behavioral, as well as nutritional issues, might lead to better outcomes for these cats. To begin to address this question he invites veterinary teams to complete the brief one-minute survey. The goal is to use the data collected to develop a working group of colleagues interested in pursuing and contributing to this effort. Should you have any questions please contact Dr. Buffington at firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted 5/11/15
Chronic Kidney Failure in Cats
Dr. Jody Lulich at the Minnesota Urolith Center (MUC) is investigating the connection between kidney stones and chronic kidney failure in cats. To help solve this common, costly and devastating problem, the Minnesota Urolith Center is requesting veterinarians to send the kidneys of cats who have succumbed to their illness. If cats with radiographically or ultrasonographically diagnosed kidney stones have a kidney removed during therapy, succumb to their illness, or are humanely euthanized; place whole, intact kidneys (without cutting them open) in formalin and ship them to Dr. Jody Lulich. To receive shipping information and instructions so that we cover the cost, email Dr. Lulich at email@example.com. One of the most compassionate acts we can perform as veterinarians and cat owners is to contribute to the efforts of scientists working to cure diseases. Posted 2/18/15
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 the owner's 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, the significance of feline body postures, and common aggressive displays are 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. Posted 4/7/14
Feline Mycobacterial Disease
Dr. Carolyn O'Brien, a Feline Medicine Specialist, is collecting epidemiological data on feline mycobacteriosis from vets and owners from a worldwide 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). Posted 3/9/14
Animal Health Studies Database
The AVMA has developed the Animal Health Studies Database (AAHSD), encompassing prospective veterinary clinical studies in a variety of species and disciplines.
Colorado State University - Clinical Trials Website
The Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital lists current clinical trials on its 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 its 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.