Studying dogs and cats with osteoarthritis can have significant impact on the development of effective pain therapies for humans suffering from the same painful condition, according to a new research from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.
In the study, lead author Duncan Lascelles, CVM professor of small animal surgery and pain management, outlines an comprehensive argument for the translational power of utilizing companion animals with naturally occurring diseases as models of human conditions. The review was published in this month’s Osteoarthritis and Cartilage journal, a top-ranked orthopedic research journal.
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Volume 26, Issue 2, February 2018