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Completed Studies

YearTitle of ProjectObjectiveStudy Information and/or Publication(s)
2023Comparison of Two Laboratory Systems for Hemoglobin Measurements in CatsSick cats often have anemia (a deficiency of healthy red blood cells), which when given intravenous (IV) fluids can worsen this condition. A new handheld device, the HemoCue Hb 201, requires much smaller (up to 100x) blood samples and provides quick results. Before using this device in clinical practice, we need to ensure it is as accurate as our current method, the Advia 2120.Click to View Study Infographic for HemaCue.
2023Measuring How Drugs Affect the Speed of Transit Through the Gastrointestinal Tract via a Swallowed Video Recording DeviceCapsule endoscopy (CE) has revolutionized the approach of endoscopy in humans and dogs, allowing for the evaluation of the entire gut in a minimally invasive way, without the need for general anesthesia. In order to use this innovative technology for clinical practice in dogs, it is crucial that we develop an optimal protocol (using prokinetic drugs) to achieve a complete study.Click to View the Study Infographic.
2023Characterization of Innate Lymphoid Cells in Canine Blood The goal of this study is to determine how commercial compounds could be used to identify all subsets of innate lymphoid cells in the circulation of healthy dogs and expand them in our laboratory for further characterizations.
2022Comparison of Instrument Size when Conducting Routine Laparoscopic Liver Biopsy Procedures in Small DogsTo determine if using smaller laparoscopy instruments for liver biopsies in small dogs can provide the same diagnostic samples to those obtained using standard instruments.
2022Fecal Transplants for Dogs with IBD
2022Does Age Influence Changes to the Heart Structure and Function in Cats?Click to View the Study Infographic
2022Establishment of Reference Intervals for Kidney Injury Molecule 1 (KIM-1) in a Healthy Feline Population
2022Understanding the Bacteria Within the Bladder in Female Cats and Dogs
2021Evaluating instrumentation and sample handling for assesssing platelet function in healthy cats
Complete Title: Evaluation Of Platelet Function In Cats: Validation Of Procyte DX For PlateletWorks And Sample Shipping For Platelet Function Analyzer – 200
2018 – to dateUnraveling the pathophysiology of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (Sub-study B)Related study:
2018-2019Comparison of diet type and supplement use between dogs with cancer and healthy dogs
2017-2018Minimal Residual Disease Detection in Canine Lymphoma
2017 – to dateProfiling and validation of extracellular vesicles as circulating biomarkers in canine osteosarcoma: a DOGBONe project[Trial is currently on hold and is not recruiting new participants]
2016 – 2020Evaluation of sentinel LN mapping in dogs with ORAL TUMOURS using CT lymphography and intraoperative METHYLENE BLUE
2016 – 2018Non-invasive detection and Quantification of Circulating Tumour Cells in Dogs with Appendicular Osteosarcoma 
2016 – 2018Evaluating crossmatch incompatibility to increase safety of blood transfusion in cats and dogs
2016 – 2018Evaluation of anesthetic blocks during forelimb surgery for analgesia in dogs
2016 – 2018Diagnosing immune mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) in Cats
2016 – 2018Improving characterisation of respiratory disease in cats1:
2016 – 2017Cranial cruciate ligament rupture
2016 – 2017Investigation of high flow nasal cannula respiratory support systems in brachycephalic dogs recovering from general anesthesia1.
2016-2017Investigation of high flow nasal cannula respiratory support systems in dogs with clinical disease1.
2015-2018 (TBC)Oncolytic viral vaccine therapy of feline mammary carcinoma1:
2015 – 2018microRNA Profiling for Diagnosis and Prognosis in Canine Multicentric Lymphoma;
2015 – 2018Dobermans with preclinical dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
2015 – 2017Food Allergies in Dogs
2015 – 2017Blood clotting ability in dogs with immune mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA)1:
2014-2018The impact of obesity treatment on the feline fecal microbiome1:
2014-2015?The effects of pre-storage leukoreduction on inflammation induced by blood transfusion in critically ill dogs
2014-2015 (TBC)Measurement of pre-treatment levels and early changes in serum cytokines of dogs with multicentric lymphoma treated with a CHOP protocol
2014-2015 (TBC)Evaluation of the antihistaminic effects of diphenyhydramine in dogs undergoing excision of mast cell tumors1:
2014-2015 (TBC)Evaluating the association between aspirin and clopidogrel metabolite levels in blood and platelet function in healthy cats receiving commonly prescribed anti-platelet medications1:
2014-2015Canine Stem Cells
2014 – to-datePrognostication of canine T-Cell lymphoma
2014 – to-dateFeline acute kidney injury study1:
2013-2014 (TBC)Biological variability of platelet function testing in healthy dogs1:
2013-2014Using ribosomal RNA disruption as a predictor of early relapse in canine lymphoma
2013-2014Vitamin D status in canine cancer patients and the relationship with dietary vitamin D intake
2013-2014Safety corridors and biomechanical testing of ventral atlantoaxial stabilisation techniques in dogs1:
2013-2014Image guided percutaneous injection of gelified ethanol for treatment of intervertebral disc disease in dogs – Part II
2013-2014Anesthetic and cardio-respiratory effects of propofol or alfaxalone with or without diazepam during MRI in dogs
2013-2014Development of a novel ultrasound-guided transurethral biopsy device for dogs and cats
2009 – to-dateCompanion Animal Tumour Sample Bank
~2014Silver coated urinary catheter1: precursor pre-clinical studies:
Not availableEvaluation of abdominal fluid in dogs – GI Sx
2016Randomized, blinded study comparing fentanyl and hydromorphone infusions to control pain in canine ICU patients
Not availableNeutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin in dogs with chronic kidney disease, carcinoma, lymphoma and endotoxaemia
Not availableEffects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and aspirin, alone and combined, on canine platelet function
Not availableExpression of microRNAs miR-21 and miR-181c in cerebrospinal fluid and serum in canine meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown origin