Was your dog diagnosed with atopic dermatitis?
The Dermatology Service at North Carolina State University’s Veterinary Health Complex is offering owners free veterinary services valued at $300 if their dogs qualify for participation in a study of a novel therapy that could help dogs suffering from canine atopic dermatitis.
The two-phase clinical trial, which will take place over an eight to 12-week period, will test the efficacy of an injected drug developed to calm nerve endings responsible for chronic itching.
The treatment will consist of an injection that will block a key molecule—the Nerve growth factor or NGF—that is responsible for the growth of nerve endings. The idea is that a single administration of NGF antibody will reduce allergy-related itch and postpone onset of a flare-up.
Owners interested in enrolling a dog in this study, should call the NC State Dermatology Service at (919) 513-6543 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dermatology Service Seeks Participants for Canine Atopic Dermatitis Study