All Active Feline Clinical Trials

Cardiology Studies

Evaluating Potential Blood Biomarkers for Feline Heart Disease (HCM)

Complete Title: Evaluation of Potential Novel Biomarkers for Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

The objective of this study is to identify novel biomarkers that can be measured in blood samples and detect the presence of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM).

Inclusion criteria (two groups):

  • Healthy, male cats ≥ 2 years – RECRUITMENT COMPLETE FOR THIS GROUP
  • Female and male cats ≥ 2 years with HCM and no concurrent medical conditions

Does Age Influence Changes to the Heart Structure and Function in Cats?

Complete Title: Does Age Influence Cardiac Structure and Function in Cats?

The objective of this study is to identify the normal heart structure and function in older cats using ultrasound investigation and to differentiate these from changes observed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Healthy cats ≥10 years

NEW! Comparison of Small Molecules in the Blood Samples of Cats With and Without Heart Disease

Complete Title: Circulating miRNA profiles in cats with and without hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Internal Medicine

Assessment of a Novel Urine Biomarker for Acute Kidney Injury in Cats

Complete Title: Feline Acute Kidney Injury Study

The objective of this study is to assess the potential of a possible new marker of acute kidney injury. This includes oncology patients that develop kidney disease during the course of their disease.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Severe systemic disease (including cancer)
  • Aminoglycoside & NSAID therapies
  • Low urinary tract obstruction
  • Prerenal azotemia
  • Exacerbation of chronic renal disease
  • Acute renal failure


Companion Animal (Cats and Dogs) Tumour Sample Bank

Complete Title: Companion Animal Tumour Sample Bank

The objective of this bank is to allow for translation of cancer research throughout the University of Guelph and greater community to improve lives of those with companion animals that have cancer.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Companion animals with a confirmed diagnosis of cancer and the presence of a tumour

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