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PrIMe researcher receives AKC Canine Health Foundation grant to study adverse drug effects in diabetic dogs.

April 12, 2017
The American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Health Foundation has awarded $14,435 to Dr. Nicolas Villarino to study adverse drug reactions in diabetic dogs.  The project entitled “Development of an in vitro model for individualization of pharmacological interventions in diabetic dogs”  will study how the effects of hyperglycemia-induced metabolic changes affect drug disposition.  In human diabetic patients, hyperglycemia induced metabolic changes are known to increase the risk of adverse drug reactions.  The long term goal of this line of research is to enable veterinarians to optimize drug doses in diabetic dogs in order to avoid adverse drug reactions.

Source: AKC Canine Health Foundation