What are clinical trials?
Clinical trials are often conducted as part of the development of new medications, procedures, or therapies. This is the end-stage testing to determine the safety and degree of effectiveness for new drugs or treatments before FDA approval. Clinical trials are conducted with approval from the Clinical Research Committee, the Hospital Board, and the University of Georgia Research Foundation. Your pet will be monitored closely during the trial and receive excellent clinical care.
The University of Georgia works with various other research institutions and sponsors in conducting clinical research trials. The outcome of this important research benefits the entire veterinary community as safer, more effective treatments are developed as a result of new technology and ultimately made available to area veterinarians for the treatment of pets.
Data collected from clinical trials can lead to safer, more effective treatments for many illnesses we see in our patients. Each clinical trial has been reviewed by the Clinical Research Committee and Hospital Board, which serve as the College’s internal review boards.
Why participate in clinical trials?
Please check the list below to see if your pet qualifies for one of the trials listed. Further information can be found by following the link on the right side of the table. Please check back frequently for new clinical trials.
Supporting clinical research
Current Clinical Trials
Small Animals (cats and dogs)
|What we are looking for||Study description and further information (pdf)|
|Horses with bladder stones||Study to investigate a new technique for the removal of bladder stones in horses.|
|Horses undergoing surgery for colic||Study to investigate timing of antimicrobial therapy in horses undergoing surgery for colic|
|Adult horses with colic||Study to identify risk factors for development of organ failure in horses with colic|
|Sick adult horses with inflammatory intestinal disease and sick foals with blood infection||Blood samples needed for study involving stress during critical illness|
|Neonatal llamas and alpacas less than 4 weeks of age hospitalized at UGA VTH||Study measuring glucose levels in sick crias using continual glucose monitoring systems|
|Dairy cattle farms||Study investigating relationship between bacteria in the bloodstream and uterine inflammation in dairy cattle|
|Dairy cattle farms||Study investigating infertility in dairy cows due to inflammation of the reproductive tract|