Current Clinical Trials by Disease

Feline Infectious Peritonitis

The clinical trial for Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is no longer ongoing. Please see Dr. Pedersen's letter to owners and referring veterinarians for additional information about next steps. 

Below is a list of diseases/conditions for which we currently have clinical trials (last updated November 2017). They are organized by the area of interest (e.g., cardiology) and then by species (e.g., dog). Information about each trial can be found on the area of interest's page.  To find the trial information (e.g., contact information, procedures, benefits), click on the area of interest heading. Some of these trials can found on multiple pages as they involve multiple services in our hospital.

If you cannot find what you're looking for, please email us or call 530-752-5366.

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Cardiology - Heart
Dentistry and Oral Surgery - Teeth/Mouth
Dermatology - Skin/Ears
Genetics - Sample Collection Only
Internal Medicine - Lung and Gastrointestinal Disorders, Hormone Imbalances, Infectious Diseases (etc.)
Neurology and Neurosurgery - Brain/Nerves
Oncology - Cancer
Ophthalmology - Eyes
Orthopedic Surgery and Lameness - Bones/Joints
Soft Tissue Surgery
Healthy Animals

Cardiology - Heart

  • Horses
    • Ventricular Septal Defects in Arabian Horses 
  • Cats
    • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Dogs
    • Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis in Bullmastiffs
    • Artrial Fibrillation in Irish Wolfhounds
    • Ventricular Arrhythmias (Irregular Heartbeat) during Chemotherapy

Dentistry and Oral Surgery - Teeth/Mouth

  • Chronic Gingivostomatitis in Cats

Dermatology - Skin/Ears

  • Pemphigus Foliaceus in Dogs

Genetics - Sample Collection Only

  • Horses
    • Leopard Complex Spotting in Appaloosa Horses
  • Dogs
    • Cleft Lip and/or Palate
    • Old Age / Longevity in Large Breeds
    • Sebaceous Adentitis
    • Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy in Bearded Collies
    • Addison's Disease in Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Bearded Collies, Great Danes, Leonbergers, Portuguese Water Dogs, Standard Poodles & West Highland White Terriers
    • Epilepsy in Belgian Tervurens, Belgian Sheepdogs, English Mastiffs, Giant Schanuzers, and Poodles (Standard, Miniature, and Toy)
    • Ectopic Ureters in Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Newfoundlands, and Siberian Huskies
    • Fungal Infections (Aspergillus spp.) in German Shepherds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and Hungarian Vizslas

Internal Medicine - Lung and Gastrointestinal Disorders, Hormone Imbalances, Infectious Disease (etc.) 

  • Horses
    • Equine Multinodular Pulmonary Fibrosis (EMPF)
  • Cats
    • Diabetic Remission
    • Upper Respiratory Tract Disease
    • Fungal Disease
  • Dogs
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Bladder Stones (both cystine and struvite)
    • Cushing's Disease
    • Urinary Incontinence

Neurology and Neurosurgery - Brain/Nerves 

  • Dogs
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation in Dachshunds
    • Brain Tumors

Oncology - Cancer

  • Exotic Animals
    • Mammary Tumor in Pet Rats
  • Cats
    • Lymphoma
    • Variety of Tumors that will involve Vinblastine treatment
  • Dogs
    • Lymphoma
    • Oral Melanoma (2 trials)
    • Liver Tumors
    • Prostate Cancer

Ophthalmology - Eyes 

  • Horses
    • Equine Recurrent Uveitis in Horses
    • Bilateral Corneal Stromal Loss in Friesian Horses
    • Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Haflingers, Belgians, Percherons, Appaloosas, and Arabians
  • Dogs
    • Sudden Blindness
    • Nasolacrimal Apparatus Blockage
    • Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS)
    • Primary Glaucoma in American Cocker Spaniels
    • Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy in Boston Terriers, German Shorthaired Pointers and German Wirehaired Pointers
    • Dry Eye Syndrome (Keratoconjunctivitis sicca) in West Highland White Terriers

Orthopedic Surgery and Lameness - Bones/Joints

  • Horses
    • Tendon/Ligament Injuries, Tendonitiis/Desmitis, Intra-articular Lesions, Laminitis
  • Dogs
    • Elbow Dysplasia

Soft Tissue Surgery 

  • Cats
    • Ureteral Obstructions
  • Dogs
    • Chylothorax
    • Colorectal Masses
    • Hiatal Hernia / Brachycephalic Obstructor Syndrome
    • Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts
    • Liver Tumors
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Prostate, Bladder, Urethra Tumors
    • Oral Tumors
    • Nasal Cancer
    • Nasolacrimal Apparatus Blockage

Healthy Animals

  • Nutrition
    • Animo Acid Concentration Assessment in Urine in Dogs