June 2015 Issue

Researchers Pursue a Gene Therapy Cure

Some veterinarians use a newer form of the human hormone erythropoeitin (EPO) called darbepoeitin to treat anemia associated with rental failure. EPO, produced in the kidney, signals the bone marrow to create red blood cells. Treatment of cats with this latest version of EPO has shown greater promise than the use of human EPO used in the past but remains problematic. …

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