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Allergen-specific immunotherapy (ASIT) is frequently used to manage canine atopic dermatitis (AD). The selection of allergens for ASIT is based on intradermal testing (IDT), allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) assays, patient history, and aerobiological data. In theory, an optimal allergenic extract … Continue reading
RESPIT, regionally-specific immunotherapy, is the practical allergy immunotherapy alternative that you can prescribe for atopic dermatitis in dogs and cats without allergy testing. I recently conducted a survey of all 160 veterinarians who had prescribed RESPIT Injectable prior to September … Continue reading
By Jon D. Plant, DVM, Dipl. ACVD Long before I developed regionally-specific immunotherapy (RESPIT), I was interested in studying the efficacy of allergen-specific immunotherapy (ASIT) in dogs. Why? The only placebo controlled study on ASIT, although a noble effort, had … Continue reading
by Jon Plant, DVM, DACVD Two routes of administration may be used for allergen immunotherapy: subcutaneous injection or oromucosal / sublingual. The subcutaneous route has been in use in humans and animals for more than 50 years. After an initial … Continue reading
With the rapid emergence of methicillin-resistant strains of Stapylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP), the potential for nosocomial infections should be addressed by every veterinary hospital with a formal, written infection control program. Most of the control measures for MR staphylococci are applicable … Continue reading
If you are recommending that your client spend several hundred dollars on an allergy test for their dog, it would be nice to have confidence that the test is reliable. It should demonstrate both test-retest reliability (repeatability) and inter-lab reliability … Continue reading
Do you wonder about the specificity of allergen-specific IgE tests in dogs (the percentage of dogs not allergic to an allergen that are correctly identified as non-allergic)? Hopefully, you are using clinical criteria to make the diagnosis of canine atopic … Continue reading