College of Veterinary Medicine

CORL Research

Past Research Projects


Spinal Fusion – Evaluation and comparison of the osteogenic effects between several interferential stimulation devices intended for adjunct use to enhance surgically based spinal fusion.

Diet and Osteoarthrosis – Evaluation of the effect of a special dietary formulation on the clinical expression of osteoarthritis in dogs with chronic hip dysplasia.

New Bone Forming Products – Evaluation of the osteogenic potential of a new castor bean polymer to an autogenous cancellous bone graft in the dog.

Fracture Fixation - A study to compare the properties of stiffness and strength of fiberglass/acrylic composite bars to solid acrylic connecting bars used in Type I ESF designs in veterinary orthopedics.

Effects of New Dietary Supplements on Osteoarthrosis  - Evaluation of the effects of a special dietary formulation on the clinical expression of chronic osteoarthritis in dogs.

Obesity and Osteoarthrosis  – Evaluation of the effect of obesity on the clinical expression of osteoarthritis in dogs with chronic hip dysplasia.

Treatment of Pain After Orthopedic Surgery - Several clinical studies evaluating the use of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug on the treatment of pain associated with cranial cruciate ligament surgery.

Sled Dogs – Evaluation of different harnesses to help develop and design a harness that will reduce risk of injury.

Thigh Muscle Activity –Evaluate the difference in thigh muscle activity in healthy dogs, dogs with a torn cranial cruciate ligament, and dogs with a repaired cranial cruciate ligament.

Non-Invasive Models of Lameness – Several studies evaluating a model of lameness with administration of an NSAID or Opioid drug.

Laser Therapy – A study evaluating a dog’s recovery from a tibial plateau leveling osteotomy surgery when using low level laser therapy pre and post operation.

Pharmacokinetics –Studies evaluating the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of Tramadol and Carprofen in dogs.

Pharmacodynamics – A study evaluating how Tramadol acts on dogs, including the response, duration and response observed related to the concentration of the active drug in the dog.”

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