The Webb Laboratory is run by two collaborative principal investigators with a strong interest in improving the lives of pets and their humans. Their research projects target the pathophysiology of disease as well as novel diagnostics and therapeutics. The Webb Lab studies a wide range of disease conditions; some of the current studies and clinical trials focus on diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, feline gastrointestinal lymphoma, diabetes, and Shar Pei fever.
Feline Hyperglycemia Study
Using a continuous glucose monitor we hope to determine if cats who present as hyperglycemic (with high blood glucose) but not glucosuric (with glucose in their urine) at a veterinary appointment might actually remain hyperglycemic at home. This would be an important step in characterizing a “pre-diabetic” state in cats and lead to early interventions to prevent development of diabetes.
Feline Cancer Core
In collaboration with CSU veterinary oncologists and immunologists, the Webb Lab is attempting to unlock the mysteries behind feline inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal lymphoma, the two most common causes of vomiting and diarrhea in cats. Study participation ranges from filling out a questionnaire to a complete diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations for your cat.
Can Type 1 diabetes be reversed...or even prevented? The Webb Lab, in collaboration with researchers from Anschutz Medical Center, are trying to answer that very question. New or recently diagnosed diabetic dogs are being recruited for this groundbreaking work.
Stem cell therapy in cats with chronic enteropathy: a proof-of-concept study
Tracy L. Webb, Craig B. Webb
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (2015)
Principal Investigators Tracy and Craig Webb with a feline patient.
The Webb Lab is proud to be certified by My Green Lab. The Webb Lab is the first research laboratory at CSU to be certified.
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Laboratory: Veterinary Teaching Hospital Room B203
If you are interested in supporting our research (thank you!), please consider donating to one of the following funds:
- https://advancing.colostate.edu/give and select Rocky's Research (75833)