University of Illinois researchers looking for dogs with arthritis for study

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URBANA - University of Illinois researchers are looking for dogs stricken with arthritis for a study that would examine whether a drug that's used extensively to treat humans can also treat dogs.

According to university canine rehabilitation practitioner Kim Knap, the college is "on the front edge" of testing the drug on animals.  Knap would not disclose the name of the supplement due to a confidentiality agreement, but says it's used to treat human patients.

University researchers are looking for 60 dogs for this study.  The dogs can be of any age or breed, but must weigh between 25 and 110 pounds.

Other therapies used to treat dogs with arthritis at the university include laser treatment and water treadmill workouts.

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