A recent study, conducted by the researchers from the University of Georgia and funded by the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF), have found that the use of tramadol in dogs patients with osteoarthritis is ineffective in pain management and pain alleviation.
The study was published in the “Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association”.
The study results show conclusively that the drug of choice, tramadol, is not effective when it comes to arthritis pain, regardless of the recommendations from all veterinary practitioners.
The research team was led by Dr. Steven Budsberg. The team compared results from the use of tramadol both with a placebo drug and carprofen (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). The study subjects were client-owned dogs and they received the medicine in random order.
Read about the results of the study, click HERE.