Dietary Trial for Cats with IBD or GI Lymphoma
The clinical signs in some cats with chronic enteropathy (chronic vomiting and/or diarrhea) can be reversed with dietary management using a specially formulated diet. It is not clear why some cats respond to diet, or what the optimal composition of the diet for cats with chronic enteropathy should be. We want to know if diets containing proteins that are selected to minimize immune responses and fortified in Vitamin B12 and natural anti-inflammatory agents (prebiotics and curcumin) are better than conventional diets for cats with chronic enteropathy.
Your cat must have signs of chronic GI disease (of more than 3 weeks duration), have had non-GI causes of vomiting and/or diarrhea ruled out, and must be amenable to blood sampling at the times required by the study.
Your cat must currently be symptomatic.
1. Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA)
930 N Campus, Ithaca, NY 14853
Clinical Trials Coordinator
Carol graduated from SUNY Delhi in 1994 and became an LVT. She spent 2 years in private practice, then moved to the emergency and critical care department at Cornell University Hospital for Animals. She obtained her technician specialty in ECC in 2007. After 21 years in ECC she moved to clinical trials, and now is the lead trials coordinator at Cornell.