A for Avacta, A for Allergy!

At Avacta Animal Health, allergy is our passion and allergy is what we do!

 

With allergy affecting up to 10-30% of dogs1,2, 10-20% of cats1,3 and 10-50% of horses1,4,5, our primary focus is to support veterinary professionals in successfully managing these cases, and help relieve animals of the often-distressing symptoms associated with allergic disease.

 

As an independent, UK laboratory, based in beautiful West Yorkshire, we are proud to have our own in-house Research and Development team on site. Their work is at the heart of our business. Using leading technologies and techniques, our highly experienced scientists collaborate industry-wide to advance allergy research and produce high performance allergy tests. You can find out more about our research here.

 

This focus enables us to deliver evidence-based solutions centred around the work-up and management of allergic disease, whilst keeping our customers and their patients at the centre of everything we do. We are driven by a desire to make a real-life difference to the health and welfare of animals, with our team including a number of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses. We also work in partnership with allergy experts and other veterinary professionals, enabling us to offer unrivalled service with exceptional technical support and a tailored, personal approach.

 

Click on a link to find out more about canine allergies, feline allergies or equine allergies. For further information on how we can help you and a wealth of practical resources, please register or login to our dedicated Practice Portal – designed to support veterinary professionals in practice.

Our Research and Development team also offer collaboration opportunities for external projects. If you would like to find out more, please visit our Contract Research Services page or email assay.development@avacta.com.

We also support customers around the globe by manufacturing and supplying our SENSITEST® allergy and Acute Phase Protein (APP) kits to authorised laboratories and distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit our Laboratory Professionals page or contact us at sensitestorders@avacta.com.

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About Avacta

At Avacta Animal Health, allergy is our passion and allergy is what we do!

 

With allergy affecting up to 10-30% of dogs1,2, 10-20% of cats1,3 and 10-50% of horses1,4,5, our primary focus is to support veterinary professionals in successfully managing these cases, and help relieve animals of the often-distressing symptoms associated with allergic disease.

 

As an independent, UK laboratory, based in beautiful West Yorkshire, we are proud to have our own in-house Research and Development team on site. Their work is at the heart of our business. Using leading technologies and techniques, our highly experienced scientists collaborate industry-wide to advance allergy research and produce high performance allergy tests. You can find out more about our research here.

 

This focus enables us to deliver evidence-based solutions centred around the work-up and management of allergic disease, whilst keeping our customers and their patients at the centre of everything we do. We are driven by a desire to make a real-life difference to the health and welfare of animals, with our team including a number of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses. We also work in partnership with allergy experts and other veterinary professionals, enabling us to offer unrivalled service with exceptional technical support and a tailored, personal approach.

 

You can find out more about canine allergies, feline allergies or equine allergies, here. For further information on how we can help you and a wealth of practical resources, please register or login to our dedicated Practice Portal – designed to support veterinary professionals in practice.

 

Our Research and Development team also offer collaboration opportunities for external projects. If you would like to find out more, please visit our Contract Research Services page by clicking on the link below or email assay.development@avacta.com.

References

1. Marsella R and De Benedetto A. Atopic Dermatitis in Animals and People: An Update and Comparative Review. Veterinary sciences 2017; 4: 37.

2. Hillier A, Griffin CE. The ACVD task force on canine atopic dermatitis (I): incidence and prevalence. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2001;81(3–4):147–51.

3. Ravens PA, Xu BJ, Vogelnest LJ. Feline atopic dermatitis: a retrospective study of 45 cases (2001-2012). Vet Dermatol. 2014; 25:95-102.

4. Davis, K.U., Sheats, M.K. (2019). Bronchoalveolar Lavage Cytology Characteristics and Seasonal Changes in a Herd of Pastured Teaching Horses. Front. Vet. Sci.; 6:74.

5. Ziegler, A., Hamza, E., Jonsdottir, S. et al. (2018). Longitudinal analysis of allergen-specific IgE and IgG subclasses as potential predictors of insect bite hypersensitivity following first exposure to Culicoides in Icelandic horses. Vet. Dermatol.; 29(1): 51-e22.

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