Participants Sought for Veterinary Clinical Trials

Friday, April 5, 2019

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Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Clinical Trials group is seeking participants to take part in research studies that test the safety and/or effectiveness of new health care approaches in animals. Each study answers scientific questions and tries to find better ways to prevent, diagnose, or treat a disease.

Veterinary clinical trials may compare a new treatment with a treatment that is already available. In addition, veterinary clinical trials allow evaluation of new health care approaches involving naturally occurring diseases in animals that often correlate to human disease, potentially benefitting both animals and humans.

Every veterinary clinical trial has a protocol for conducting the trial. The protocol describes what will be done in the study, how it will be conducted, and why each part of the study is necessary. Each study has its own rules about who can take part. Some studies need healthy animals or only animals with a certain disease. Other studies are focused on a specific breed or sex. Click here to view a list of current veterinary clinical trials

All veterinary clinical trials are approved and monitored by two independent committees of veterinarians, researchers, statisticians, and members of the community. Among the committees’ tasks is to make sure that the risks are minimized and are worth the potential benefits.  The Veterinary Clinical Trials group, which is a division of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Comparative Translational Research, helps researchers conduct veterinary clinical trials in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

For more information regarding clinical trials or specific studies, call 765-496-9715 or email

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr |

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