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On the Forefront: Studying the effects of polyethylene glycol in dogs with acute spinal cord injuries


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Know of a study candidate?

If you know of an eligible candidate, the veterinary neurology section at Iowa State University will be accepting dogs into the study beginning in March 2005. It is hoped that the findings of this study using polyethylene glycol will be positive and that this will stimulate expanded therapeutic use of this polymer in the treatment of spinal cord injury in both dogs and people.

Contact information for this study as well as answers to frequently asked questions regarding case eligibility can be found on the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine neurology section Web site; or contact Dr. Karen Kline at (515) 294-4900 (e-mail
).

The information and photograph for "On the Forefront" were provided by Karen L. Kline, DVM, MS, DACVIM (neurology), Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.

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