If your dog has Degenerative Myelopathy, you’re going to want to pay close attention to this study at Cornell University. Dr. Philippa J. Johnson is trying to determine if a cutting-edge MRI technique, called diffusion tensor imaging, is able to identify early spinal cord lesions that are caused by degenerative myelopathy. In plain English, this medical jargon means there could soon be a reliable advanced imaging procedure to diagnose degenerative myelopathy. And if that happens, a whole new world of treatment for DM dogs could become a reality.
I had the privilege of interviewing Philippa Johnson, BVSc, MSc, CertVDI, DipECVDI, MRCVS about her study and what it could potentially mean to sick dogs. She also shared how pet owners can enroll their dog in the clinical trial. That information is at the end of this story. [Read more…]