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By measuring serum IgE antibodies, this test is designed to help identify environmental allergens for avoidance and select those for inclusion in allergen specific immunotherapy (ASIT).
The only way to diagnose a food allergy is by conducting a food trial – using our serology test can help select which foods to use for the trial.
This test measures IgG and IgE antibodies against food allergens, and is designed to assist in the selection of novel foods or commercial hydrolysed diets for an elimination diet trial.
By measuring serum IgE antibodies, this equine-specific test is designed to help identify insect allergens for management changes and for inclusion in allergen specific immunotherapy (ASIT).
Sarcoptes, Malassezia and Staphylococcus Tests
Sarcoptes scabiei are difficult to find on skin scrapes which is why detecting exposure by serological IgG testing can be helpful.
Staphylococcus and Malassezia Tests
Serological IgE and IgG testing can help identify cases where Staphylococcus or Malassezia are acting as allergens.
A positive IgE response may indicate a hypersensitivity, and in such cases case you will often see a clinical response disproportionate to the number of organisms found on the dog’s skin.2-5
A positive IgG response can just indicate past exposure to the organism, so is expected, even in clinically healthy dogs. A negative IgG score present in dogs with clear signs of infection may indicate an underlying immunodeficiency.
Treatment of allergic disease can broadly be split into two categories, both of which are equally as important to consider:
In the early stages of the diagnosis and disease, it is important to provide both the animal and owner with short term relief from the clinical signs. However, it’s crucial not to forget the need for a long-term strategy for this lifelong condition. A flexible and multi-modal approach, which includes a method for controlling the primary disease, is the best option for achieving sustained success.
Allergen specific immunotherapy remains the only therapy capable of modifying the natural course of a pre-existing hypersensitivity, resulting in the establishment of long-term clinical tolerance6,7.
Allergen-specific immunotherapy is a proven, effective treatment for allergies. Over time, injected allergens stimulate the immune system with the aim of reaching immunological tolerance. This type of therapy is recommended by The International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA), and is widely used by dermatologists to target the root cause of allergy.
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Staphage Lysate® is indicated for the treatment of recurrent idiopathic canine pyoderma or in cases with related staphylococcal hypersensitivity. In non-allergic dogs with a staphylococcal infection the bacteriophage lyses and destroys the staphylococcus bacteria, decreasing colonisation and infection. In dogs with a staphylococcal infection with concurrent allergies the therapy has a dual action; firstly, lysing and destroying the staphylococcus bacteria and secondly decreasing the immune response to staphylococci helping to bring the hypersensitivity response under control.
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