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Urinary Incontinence

Can you help improve our evidence base?

There are currently NO published prospective trials comparing two treatment options for urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (USMI) in bitches, hence we are now enrolling new cases for a:  Prospective randomised controlled trial to evaluate the clinical outcome of cases of USMI treated with colposuspension surgery vs an artificial urethral sphincter (AUS).

Patients will undergo a thorough diagnostic work-up, including urodynamics to confirm the diagnosis, followed by surgical treatment if appropriate. Postoperative progress will be evaluated using a combination of urodynamics and client questionnaires and will involve return visits 1, 6 and 12 months after treatment.

The first 10 cases enrolled will benefit from waiver of the consultation fee (usually £238.80)! In addition, costs for the trial will initially be subsidised – diagnostic work-up £500 incl VAT, surgical treatment for incontinence £1800 incl. VAT

For further information or to refer a case, please contact Laura Owen either at or on 01223 337621

Dr Laura Owen MRCVS Dip ECVS
Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery, University of Cambridge
European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

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