The Small Ruminant Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory (SRCOL) conducts pilot and pre-clinical research studies with sheep as a validated animal model. The laboratory collaborates with industry partners to evaluate a wide variety of medical devices for treatment of spinal, orthopaedic, sports medicine and soft tissue conditions. Metabolic disorders such as osteoporosis are also commonly studied at the SRCOL. The laboratory also works with researchers in these fields from other academic institutions and internal CSU investigators for Federally funded projects.
Dr. Simon Turner, a leading authority in large animal surgery, established The Small Ruminant Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory in order to provide a large animal model that could be used to study a variety of products and implants. Many of the devices studied have ultimately been cleared for use in humans. Dr. Turner's vast experience and knowledge of sheep as a research model advanced the SRCOL to a nationally known status and highly respected research facility for over 20 years. Recently named a Professor Emeritus at CSU, Dr. Turner continues to play a vital role in all studies performed at the SRCOL.
Please contact us at VTH_SRCOL@colostate.edu for any information regarding current or future studies conducted at the Small Ruminant Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory.
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