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W03-042: Rapid clinical assessment of oxidative stress in feline patients using flow cytometry

We now understand that certain diseases of cats (diabetes, hyperthyroidism, liver disease and chronic renal failure) create oxidative damage to cells. This damage leads to cell death and has been very difficult to measure in the past. This project will adapt a new test (flow cytometric assay) to easily and accurately measure this damage. This will help to better understand the effects of oxidative stress in diseased cats, and will better define the need and efficacy of treatment with supplemental antioxidants.

Grant ID: W03-042

Status: Active

Year Funded: 2003

Amount awarded: $14,465

Investigator: Craig B. Webb, Ph.D., DVM, DACVIM; Steve Dow, Ph.D., DVM, DACVIM and David C. Twedt, DVM, DACVIM; Colorado State University