If your dog is about to have surgery for a herniated disc (slipped disc) you’ll want to read about this new research study at Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. The program is currently recruiting patients.
The clinical trials will test an innovative medical therapy that will accompany the standard surgical procedure for dogs with herniated discs. Here are the details:
- Eligible dogs must be in need of undergoing spinal surgery for a slipped disc.
- The new medical therapy portion of the clinical trials will be provided at no charge.
- The study is being conducted by Dr. Timothy Bentley and Dr. Andi Sangster
For information about completing the application process please contact the Office of Veterinary Clinical Trials through their email at: [email protected].
Back problems are common in dogs and herniated (slipped or ruptured) discs are at the top of the list. The spinal cord has 26 donut-shaped jelly masses between each disc that act as shock absorbers to protect your dog when she jumps, runs and moves around. When this material becomes dislodged or leaks, it can bring on sudden intense pain to your dog. Many times slipped discs can only be repaired through surgery.
Please let Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog know if you and your dog are accepted into this program. We’d love to follow your progress.
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