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Dogs may qualify for cost-free clinic

June 13, 2009

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Local veterinarians Kristi Rowland and Mark Marks are the only clinical investigators in Lawrence participating in a trial that evaluates a new medication for idiopathic epilepsy in dogs.

The trial offers qualifying dogs, referred by their veterinarians, free medical evaluations and diagnostic tests regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and sponsored by a major animal-health pharmaceutical firm.

Dogs must be evaluated by an investigator within seven days of the most recent seizure.

Potential risks and benefits of the medication will be discussed with owners prior to enrollment.

To qualify, dogs must be at least 4 months old, not previously treated with anti-seizure medication, weigh at least 11 pounds, not pregnant and have no previous history of seizure clusters.

For more information call 843-5577 or visit the Wakarusa Veterinary Hospital, 1825 Wakarusa Drive.

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