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Perianal Fistula Clinical Trial

Aug 9, 2017

German Shepherd dogs with perianal fistulas are being recruited for a prospective, longitudinal study of the cutaneous and rectal microbiome of perianal fistulas and the effect of cyclosporine therapy.  Dogs

will have swabs collected from the skin and rectum at three time points – 0, 30, and 60 days - and be treated with standard immunomodulatory therapy (cyclosporine and ketoconazole).

Eligibility:

  • German Shepherd dogs with perianal fistulas
  • Not receiving immunosuppressive medications (topical or oral)
  • Not receiving antimicrobial medications (within 30 days)
  • Dogs with shorter withdrawal times and active fistulas may be considered for enrollment on a case-by-case basis

Benefits:

  • Covers costs of initial and re-exam fees (3 visits at monthly intervals)
  • Clients will receive $100 gift card at final study visit
  • Clients will cover cost of medications, but most  medications will be prescribed through a discount pharmacy to improve cost effectiveness

Contact:

Dr. Christine Cain