Short Takes

December 2016 Issue




A National Database Can Help Find Clinical Trials

If you’re considering a clinical trial for your cat as an option for treatment, you’ll find extensive listings on a new database from the American Veterinary Medical Association. The AVMA Animal Health Studies Database is the first of its kind for owners and researchers.

The database offers “onestop shopping for people with animals with certain conditions who may be interested in trying to find out if there are any studies that may either help their animal or may at least help direct the advancement of knowledge for the condition,” the AVMA says.

As do many colleges, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine lists clinical trials on its searchable website. The AVMA database is national, including about 100 studies from the Veterinary Cancer Society, with plans to extend listings in Canada and the United Kingdom.