SAMSoc members work in first-opinion and referral practices as well as in academia. SAMSoc is therefore a platform to reach potential project collaborators. SAMSoc encourages the promotion of projects for members (e.g. questionnaire-based studies) and the generation of new projects in first-opinion practice.
Details of current projects are listed below.
Start date 01/02/2021
2. Owner consent form – this must be discussed with the owner prior to referral (please store completed consent forms and record that they informed consent has been acquired on your practice management system and on Castor)
3. A summary PDF of all the steps in the study (including inclusion and exclusion criteria)
4. A copy of the User’s guide to help familiarise yourself with CASTOR
5. A copy of the questions for each phase of the CASTOR questionnaire:
a. Initial presentation
b. Monday after completion of the treatment course
c. 4 week follow up
This project has ethical approval.
SOS UTI Team
01/04/20201 - 01/01/2023
Cases: Cats with Type 2-like DM who are overweight (ranging from mildly overweight to morbidly obese). Cats should have been diagnosed as diabetic within 6 months of trial recruitment.
Underlying disease screening performed by trial before recruitment
Criteria: Inclusion: Overweight/ obese cats with Type 2-like DM diagnosed within 6 months of recruitment, treated with BID PZI for at least 4 weeks before recruitment, no prior DM remission episodes.
Exclusion: Other DM types, fractious/nervous cats
Project has ethical approval.
Amrita Mohanty, PhD Student, Royal Veterinary College
Ruth Gostelow, Lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Royal Veterinary College
12/8/20 to 12/8/21
Tel 01425 485615
The diagnosis of ‘atypical’ hyperadrenocorticism will be based on having at least 2 clinical signs of hyperadrenocorticism, negative results on both LDDST and ACTH stimulation testing, elevated 17-OHP concentration post ACTH administration.
We aim to recruit 10 dogs diagnosed with ‘atypical’ hyperadrenocorticism. The costs for measuring UCCRs in recruited cases will be covered by the investigators and there will be no additional cost to owners.
Anyone contributing 2 or more cases will be offered inclusion for authorship.
Project has ethical approval.
Darren Kelly - Internal Medicine Clinician at SCVS
To be advised
Shar Pei Fever is a condition of Shar Pei dogs which is characterised by recurrent episodes of lethargy, high temperature, and sometimes swelling of joints and joint pain. These episodes are not associated with an infectious cause, and typically resolve in a matter of days. The condition is thought to be inherited, and can predispose affected dogs to life-limiting kidney disease. We are investigating ways to further our understanding of this condition, including how it affects dogs and how it is being treated. With an improved understanding of the disease, we hope to be able to better help Shar Pei dogs and their owners in the future.
With this in mind, we invite owners of Shar Pei dogs born after 2004 to participate in a research project with researchers at Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service and the Small Animal Medicine Society (SAMsoc).
Vets are invited to complete a form which should take no more than 10 minutes.
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