Comparative Pain Research Lab
Cats DO get arthritis! Your cat might not be "just getting old"
Is your cat unable to get around like he/she used to? He/She might have arthritis.
See examples of arthritic cats here.
Two studies are underway. One study involves giving a daily medication of an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). The other is a pilot study involving giving a one-time injection of an anti-nerve growth factor antibody. Both studies will hopefully lead to finding better ways to treat pain in cats.
See if your cat might qualify. Please complete the self-screen checklist.
News for CPRL
Some of our lab team participated at the North Carolina Cartilage-Arthritis Research Alliance (NC-CARA), 2014 held at East Carolina College
Our Dr. David Knazovicky accepting a recognition award for his research and poster presentation.
2014 Research Forum Awards
We are pleased to have been able to participate with several entries in this CVM Annual Research Forum and Litwick Lecture. We are proud of our research and our lab members. Link of presentations found here.
Poster Presentation Winners
CLINICAL TRIAL APPLICATION OF A CLINICAL PHENOMENON: DETERIORATION FOLLOWING WITHDRAWAL OF ACTIVE MEDICATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN IN CATS WITH DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE
EFFICACY OF CANINE ANTI-NERVE GROWTH FACTOR ANTIBODY FOR THE ALLEVIATION OF DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE-ASSOCIATED PAIN IN DOGS
Open House 2014
This year, we were fortunate to be able to set up a table at the annual open house that allowed us to discuss our research with the public. The best part was educating people that their pet might have arthritis instead of the attitude that their pet is "just getting old".
Our lab members discuss our research with the public. Video, fliers, and a poster were used to help with explanations
CVM News and Events March 6, 2014
Clinician scientists in the Comparative Pain Research Laboratory at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine have uncovered a novel method to detect clinically relevant pain relief in cats suffering from Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD). The findings could enhance the ability to test new treatment therapies for pets as well as people who suffer from chronic pain. READ MORE
Link to ABSTRACT
Mission is to improve our ability to manage pain in non-human species
- Measurement of acute and chronic pain
- Study of the neurobiological signature of pain in chronic disease
- Evaluation of novel therapeutics for pain relief
- Collaborative work to build on translational models of chronic pain
Nuestra misión es mejorar la capacidad de controlar el dolor en especies animales diferentes al ser humano.
- Valoración del dolor agudo y crónico
- Estudio de la neurobiología del dolor en estados de dolor crónico
- Evaluación de nuevas terapias para el alivio del dolor
- Trabajos colaborativos para continuar mejorando los modelos traslacionales de dolor crónico