Short Takes

November 2014 Issue

Short Takes: November 2014

The Search for a Definitive Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis

Estimates are that osteoarthritis affects 90 percent of cats over the age of 12 years. Confirmation of the disease, however, can sometimes prove elusive. In the search for an accurate diagnosis, the Winn Feline Foundation has awarded a grant, funded by the animal health company Zoetis, to researchers at the University of Melbourne. Their goal is to develop a blood test biomarker a molecule indicating an abnormal process so the disease can be identified earlier.

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