Dogs with Gallbladder Mucoceles

Breed(s): -All Dogs
Sample Type: Blood Sample
Study Location: North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
CHF-funded Grant: 01986

A study at North Carolina State University aims to determine what metabolic differences exist, if any, in dogs with gallbladder mucoceles. Researchers aim to recruit 30 dogs (any breed) diagnosed with gallbladder mucoceles along with 30 dogs of the same breed, age and sex that do not have mucoceles (matched controls). Because there are strict study criteria for data to be collected, only dogs brought to the NC State University (NCSU) Veterinary Health Complex will be included in the study.

If a dog meets the inclusion criteria, the owner will be asked to sign an
informed consent form allowing the dog to be tested for Cushing’s disease and for collection of blood and urine samples. These are very safe tests. For dogs with gallbladder mucoceles, the study can help pay for some of the initial tests needed for the study. For control dogs, screening tests (ultrasound examination and needed blood work) will be covered by the grant.

Read more about this study here!


Contact Information:
Jody L. Gookin, DVM, Ph.D.
BoardCertified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Associate Professor
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University
Phone: 919-513-6295

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