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Since its start in 2007, Cat Health News has featured the latest information on feline health. The bi-weekly blog is a mix of the most current published research from Winn-funded research and other sources. There are over 875 blog post items and more than 1,000 subscribers through the RSS feed.


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  • Transdermal gabapentin penetration in cats

    Apr 03, 2020
    icon-blog  W19-039    Assessment of transdermal penetration of gabapentin in cats.
    (A Winn-funded grant project final progress report)

     
    Principal Investigators: Jennifer Slovak; Nicolas Villarino; New York City Animal Medical Center

    Transdermal-Application-webThe investigators have completed their study enrolling a total of 23 cats in the pilot transdermal gabapentin study. Initially, eight of the client-owned cats were administered transdermal gabapentin in a Lipoderm® base at a dose of either 5mg/kg TID for 5 days or 10mg/kg TID for 5 days.  

    After the initial data was analyzed, an additional 15 cats were enrolled and were administered transdermal gabapentin on the ear at 10mg/kg TID. Blood collection occurred prior to gabapentin administration, 24 hours and 5 days post initiating gabapentin.  All serum samples collected were trough samples, frozen at -80 and sent to the University of Tennessee’s Pharmacology Lab for analysis utilizing HPLC-mass spectroscopy.

    The project is completed and the data prepared for a manuscript for publication.

    Publications:
    Abstract submission for the 2020 ACVIM Forum in June.  Manuscript in current preparation.

    Presentations:
    An oral abstract is planned for the 2020 ACVIM Forum in June.

    Summary prepared for Winn Feline Foundation ©
     2020

    Download a pdf of this summary

    See also:

    Adrian D, Papich MG, et al. The pharmacokinetics of gabapentin in cats. J Vet Intern Med. 2018 Nov;32(6):1996-2002.


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