Medical Therapy of Chronic Canine Paralysis
Acute spinal cord injuries are a common problem in dogs due to disc herniations and trauma. As a result of the poor regenerative capacity of the nervous system, many dogs make an incomplete recovery and are left with permanent hind limb weakness. This trial will compare the effect of two different drugs and a placebo on hind limb strength and motor function, and on bladder function.
- Dogs that have suffered an acute thoracolumbar spinal cord injury at least 6 months previously that resulted in permanent inability to use the hind limbs.
- Dogs must not have a urinary tract infection at time of starting the trial.
Funding will cover hospitalization for evaluation of the patient during the trial, and the cost of the trial drugs.
The Canine Spinal Cord Injury Program: 919.513.7235 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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