UC Davis Veterinary Clinical Trials

Using stem cells to help cats with gingivostomatitis after having received a full dental extraction

Help us treat cats with gingivostomatitis!

Feline chronic gingivostomatitis (FCGS) is a painful disease in cats that needs medical or surgical treatments. A stem cell therapy where stem cells are taken from fat tissue is a new potential therapy for chronic inflammatory diseases. This cell therapy MAY help to correct abnormalities that may be involved with stomatitis in cats. Moreover, stem cells may help in regenerating damaged tissues. In this study, we will evaluate the effectiveness of using stem cells to treat cats with gingivostomatitis that have had full or near-full mouth extractions.

Stem Cell Study

Evaluating PET/CT as a diagnostic tool for jaw joint pain

Help us assess this new diagnostic tool for dogs with jaw joint pain!

Dogs that are presented with the vague complaint of pain at the jaw joint region, for which an obvious cause is not observed, typically pose a diagnostic challenge because there are several disorders that can cause pain in that region. Therefore, it is necessary to find a diagnostic imaging modality that will better identify possible sources of pain. In this clinical trial, we aim to examine the yield of positron emission tomography (PET) combined with computed tomography (CT) as compared to conventional CT with and without contrast in the diagnosis of pain of unknown origin at the jaw joint region.

Device
Any, age None specified