The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Is Performing Clinical Trials on Dogs For Pain Management Of Osteoarthritis With The Use of KRATOM ~

This is incredible! I’m so happy to see Kratom being studied this way!!!

Anyone who’s anti-Kratom who’s solely against it because you abuse it or have a friend or relative who abuses it, please stop thinking of ONLY YOURSELF and take a minute to read the wonders that this plant truly may have to offer, not just human beings but DOGS AS WELL!!!!

Look how humans are benefiting from this beautiful natural herb. But, look how beneficial this plant may be for our loving pets!!! It turns out dogs may be able to benefit as well! ©KamiDavis2022

Below is an article written and published by the University of Florida Veterinary Medicine ~

‘The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is currently recruiting dogs with osteoarthritis (OA), for a clinical trial using kratom for the management of chronic pain. Click on the link for more information:’

‘Inclusion criteria: Client-owned dogs of any breed or sex weighing 25-35kg, presenting with naturally occurring OA of the carpus, elbow, shoulder, tarsus, stifle, and/or hip joint(s) will be eligible for enrollment. Dogs will be included if they have clinical signs attributable to OA, as well as radiographic evidence of OA consistent with observed lameness. Dogs will be excluded if they have a history of orthopedic surgery within the last 6 months, lameness of less than 4 weeks duration, joint instability (except dogs with chronic, stable cranial cruciate ligament disease were eligible), neoplasia, marked neurologic disease, and any intra-articular injection performed within 6 months of enrollment.’

‘Treatment: Dogs with OA will be randomly divided into two groups: one group will receive the study treatment (Kratom), and the other group will receive a placebo (sugar pill). Neither the dog owner or the veterinarian will be aware of which treatment each dog is receiving. Each treatment will be initiated for 4 weeks. After receiving the first treatment, animals will be crossed over to the opposite treatment for 4 weeks with a 2-week washout period in between. At the start and end of each 4-week period, blood will be collected for a complete blood count, and biochemistry analysis. At the end of each 4-week block, blood samples will be obtained for evaluation. Dogs will be assessed for pain by using a combination of a physical exam, a wearable monitor that documents pain (PainTrace), gait analysis, an at home activity monitor (health monitoring collar; PetPace), and a pet owner survey.’

‘Cost: The study will cover the cost of all pain medications or placebo pills. It will also cover all bloodwork and monitoring systems (PainTrace, PetPace, gait analysis, and veterinary assessments). If needed, radiographs to confirm OA of at least 1 joint will be covered by the study if patient qualifies for enrollment.’

‘Contact: Contact the Integrative Medicine Service at the Small Animal Hospital 352-392-2235, or complete the Study Inquiry form to see if your dog qualifies.’

‘PI: Dr. Elizabeth Maxwell;’

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