Dr. Thierry Olivry's Point of View | January 2021

Posted by Dr. Thierry Olivry's Point of View on Jan 12, 2021

What should I choose: intradermal testing or IgE serology?

Dear Colleagues,

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Topics: Allergy Treatment, Veterinarians, serum allergy testing, Dr. Thierry Olivry

Dr. Thierry Olivry's Point of View | December 2020

Posted by Dr. Thierry Olivry's Point of View on Jan 11, 2021

Continuing allergen immunotherapy for longer than one year should lead to a higher treatment success!

To ensure the maintenance of the readership’s interest, I propose to occasionally change the format of these monthly newsletters while still maintaining a "ˆbest-evidence” approach.

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Topics: Allergy Treatment, Veterinarians, serum allergy testing, Dr. Thierry Olivry

Dr. Thierry Olivry's Point of View | November 2020

Posted by Dr. Thierry Olivry's Point of View on Dec 8, 2020

When is the best time to do allergen-specific IgE serological testing?

This question is commonly asked by veterinarians to Nextmune colleagues, and I could simply reply that there are no studies in the literature that unequivocally address this question.

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Topics: Allergy Treatment, Veterinarians, serum allergy testing, Dr. Thierry Olivry

Dr. Thierry Olivry's Point of View | October 2020

Posted by Dr. Thierry Olivry's Point of View on Nov 25, 2020

Can I perform IgE serology or intradermal testing when my patient is treated with glucocorticoids, cyclosporine, oclacitinib, or lokivetmab?

This question is highly relevant to daily veterinary practice, as most pets with active clinical signs are already treated with anti-allergic drugs by the time the discussion arises whether or not to test for IgE sensitivities before starting allergen immunotherapy.

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Topics: Allergy Treatment, Veterinarians, serum allergy testing, Dr. Thierry Olivry

Managing Allergies In The Wake of COVID-19

Posted by Spectrum Veterinary Staff on May 5, 2020

COVID-19: The Impact

Health officials across the U.S. and all over the world are working hard to combat COVID-19. For veterinarians, this work includes providing care for pets: horses, livestock, laboratory animals, aquatic, exotic, and wild animals – all work that is essential and helps protect both animal and human health. Practices have had to put plans in place to protect their team, minimize exposure for staff and pet parents. They have had to scrounge to find personal protective equipment that even human medical professionals have struggled to find. But recent clinic data has shown some positive indications that leave some cautiously optimistic about the state of the industry.

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Topics: Allergy Testing, Allergy Treatment, Veterinarians, serum allergy testing

Welcome 2020...

Posted by Spectrum Veterinary Staff on Jan 6, 2020

 

Spectrum Veterinary – A Year in Review

Spectrum Veterinary’s vision for 2019 included expanding our sales leadership team across the United States, launching a new Group Purchasing Organization partnership and closing out the year with the acquisition of another allergy diagnostic laboratory. It was an exciting year for us and we are excited to announce that we accomplished all our 2019 company objectives. 

We also tested 31,086 patients in 67 different countries in 2019. That is all made possible because of clinics like you who are committed to treating the source of allergy not just the symptoms. Kudos to you!

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Topics: Allergy Testing, Allergy Treatment, Pet Care, Veterinarians

'Veterinary Dermatology' Article Proposes A New Treatment Strategy For Canine Atopic Dermatitis

Posted by Kim Perkins, PhD on May 7, 2019

Canine Atopic Dermatitis (AD) is a common allergic skin disease that is characterized by itching, excessive scratching, hair loss, greasy or flaky skin, odor, and chewing on the paws and groin and armpits. The scratching and chewing behavior often leads to hot spots that can become infected.

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Topics: Allergy Treatment, Veterinarians

Why Differentiating Seasonal From Environmental Allergies Is Key

Posted by Kim Perkins, PhD on Apr 9, 2019

Does your patient suffer from localized or generalized itching? Do they exhibit nasal discharge or watery eyes? Are they coughing, sneezing, or wheezing?

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Topics: Allergy Treatment, Veterinarians

We Are Streamlining Our Food Database

Posted by Spectrum Veterinary Staff on Aug 8, 2018

We are in the midst of updating the food ingredients list in our allergy result reports. These adjustments will streamline the number of food recommendations your patients receive.  

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Topics: Allergy Treatment, Veterinarians

Yes, Dogs Can Have Allergies—These 6 Pups Did

Posted by Joelle Smith on May 2, 2018

Any breed of dog can have allergies – from terriers to sheepdogs and everything in between. In fact, more pups are affected than you might expect. For starters, more than 30% of all skin irritations in dogs and cats can be attributed to allergies. And last year we allergy tested more than 27 thousand pets from 59 different countries.

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Topics: Allergy Testing, Allergy Treatment, Pet Care

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