Friday, July 26, 2013

Veterinary Highlights: Canine Heart Disease Study Seeks Healthy Dogs

The Comparative Pain Research Laboratory at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is offering owners of healthy terriers, spaniels, or poodles free veterinary services valued at $300 if their dogs qualify for a study investigating how heart disease affects a dog’s quality of life.

Study participants will receive a free health screening involving a thorough physical examination; complete blood work including chemistry panel, thyroid test, and urinalysis; and chest x-rays. The dogs will then be fitted with an accelerometer, small collar device that will accurately measure at-home activity for two weeks. Owners also will be asked to complete a short questionnaire.

Source article:
Comparative Pain Research Lab at NC State Seeks Healthy Dogs for Canine Heart Disease Study

Further reading:
Impact of spontaneous heart disease on activity in dogs

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