AVMA Animal Health Studies Database
Veterinarians and animal owners may search the site to find studies that might be relevant to their patient or pet, either for a particular condition or even to provide health data or a sample from a normal animal. Animal owners interested in participating in such studies are encouraged to discuss their eligibility for any relevant study with their veterinarian.
Veterinary clinical studies conducted to investigate novel therapies or to collect samples or information to gain further understanding of a disease provide the best scientific evidence to guide the clinical care of animals, and oftentimes, people too.
Animal Research Studies
There are many different animal studies going on throughout the various veterinary universities and foundations world-wide. These studies provide a great benefit to the health and well-being of the animal community and the advancement of veterinary medicine.
Through research, Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr, founder of Morris Animal Foundation in 1848, “became a pioneer in creating diets that could manage disease in animals and a leader who shaped the veterinary industry.” As stated by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF), “Nothing is more crucial to the future of veterinary medicine than animal health research. While great strides have been made in the advancement of veterinary medicine, continued achievements in this area require progressive support in developing, testing, producing, and distributing knowledge and products related to improved animal health.”
Pet Crossing Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic supports many veterinary and animal research projects and studies. The following is a list of studies that we are participating in, as well as research projects that are looking for participants.
IMHA Research & Addison’s Disease – Participant Openings
Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) in English Cocker Spaniels
Dr. Steven Friedenberg and the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine are working to identify the gene mutations responsible for the development of IMHA in English Cocker Spaniels.
Our goal is to use this research to develop a test to help breeders decrease the frequency of the disease. We are also interested in using the results of our research to help predict disease severity and response to therapy.
Addison’s Disease in English Cocker Spaniels
Dr. Steven Friedenberg and the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Center for Comparative Medicine and Translation Research are working to identify the gene mutations responsible for the development of Addison’s disease in English Cocker Spaniels.
Our goal is to use this research to develop a DNA test to help breeders decrease the frequency of this disease. We also hope to help human geneticists to better understand this disease in people.