Canine Acute Intervertebral Disc Herniations – Evaluation of Different Neuroprotective Therapies
Certain breeds of dog are predisposed to acute disc herniations that can cause devastating spinal cord injuries. In severe cases, current therapy focuses on surgical removal of the herniated disc material to decompress the spinal cord, but adjunctive medical therapy is controversial. In this study we are comparing two neuroprotective drugs with placebo in dogs with surgically treated disc herniations.
- Dogs that have suffered an acute thoracolumbar disc herniation(s) causing paralysis with loss of sensation to the hind limbs.
- Injury must have happened within the last 24 hours.
- Dogs must be 2-10 years, and weigh <25kg.
- Prior treatment with steroids will exclude them from the trial.
This study funds the cost of the trial drugs and recheck evaluations at 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks after the injury.
The Canine Spinal Cord Injury Program: 919.513.7235 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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