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German Shepherd Dog > IBD research group - Inflammatory Bowel Disease - in dogs (4 replies)

by GSDL on 15 October 2010 - 17:10

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Please take the time to read this for important information regarding Inflammatory Bowel Disease - in dogs
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by GSDL on 15 October 2010 - 23:10

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An insight;

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 cic@rvc.ac.uk. Your support is very much appreciated!

Please read the whole article on the League website.

by Alamance on 16 October 2010 - 08:10

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This study is in England as I understand.  Are these people working with anyone in the States?

by GSDL on 16 October 2010 - 11:10

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Yes the study is in the Uk, it may be worth contacting them to find out if there is a broader research field.

by GSDL on 20 October 2010 - 22:10

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