Our group is interested in both the genetic background and environmental triggers of IBD with a focus on the innate and adaptive immune mechanisms and intestinal bacteria involved. Several projects are investigating mutations in genes involved in specific immune functions in German Shepherd Dogs with (and without) IBD.
We are also currently conducting three different clinical trials at the Queen Mother Hospital for dogs looking into new therapeutic approaches to the disease.
We would therefore like to encourage owners and vets to consider referring dogs with chronic symptoms of the stomach, the small or large intestine to the Royal Veterinary College.
We will be happy to discuss cases and their potential suitability for the different ongoing clinical trials. Patients will be managed by clinicians board-certified in Internal Medicine and specially trained nurses in the college’s Clinical Investigation Centre. Financial support is available for some of the diagnostic and management costs for patients suitable for inclusion in a clinical trial.
If you are interested in these trials or would like to discuss a possible case of IBD in a dog, please contact the Clinical Investigation Centre on 01707 666605 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your support is very much appreciated!
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