All Active Feline Clinical Trials

New studies are being added all the time – check back soon if you don’t see one available for your cat!


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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

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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

Diagnostic Imaging

Emergency and Critical Care

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NEW STUDY Comparison of Two Laboratory Systems for Hemoglobin Measurements in Cats

Complete Title: Methods comparison of HemoCue Hb 201+ System and Advia 2120 for hemoglobin measurement in cats

The objective of this study is to compare the accuracy of hemoglobin measurements between our current method, the Advia 2120, and a new device, the HemaCue HB 201. The new handheld device requires much smaller (up to 1000x) blood samples and can provide quick results which would have a positive impact on patient care.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Any cat undergoing routine blood collection at the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre
  • Cats that may have a suspected new diagnosis of Immune-mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) will be ineligible to participate.

Internal Medicine

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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



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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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