10/21/2014 4:15:39 PM
Doctors at Iowa State University's Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center are conducting a clinical trial for dogs with severe spinal cord injuries. Using a treatment called Chondroitinase, they attempt to break down the scar tissue in the spinal cord to nerves a chance to regenerate after injury. All get free physical therapy while at the medical center. The International Spinal Research Trust is sponsoring the trial in hopes the treatment could one day benefit humans.