Influence of a novel compound on recovery from spinal cord injury
due to disk herniation
Jonathan M. Levine, DVM, DACVIM-Neurology
Inclusion Criteria and General Background Information:
must have ≤ 2 day history of spinal cord dysfunction resulting in a
loss of coordination in the back legs only and be scheduled for
surgery to repair disk herniation.
can not have a history of receiving steroids (for example,
prednisone, dexamethasone, cortisone) within 7 days of evaluation
at Texas A&M University.
Animals will participate during the normal course of their
hospitalization, for the diagnosis and treatment of disk
herniation. Also, participating patients will be required to return
to the hospital for a re-check neurological examination 4-6 weeks
after surgery. The time required to complete this re-check visit
could range from 1-2 hours.
are no financial obligations by the owner to Texas A&M
University for participation in this study, although they will be
responsible for standard fees associated with initial examination,
surgery and recovery. A 4-6 week follow-up visit will be paid for
by the investigator and is required for participation.
Participation in the study with successful completion of all visits
will result in a refund of certain fees associated with the initial
visit (diagnosis and surgery), which typically amounts to $200-275.
Click the link for more information: Spinal Cord Injury Brochure