The Nextmune Academy is now official! Our kick-off event in the first week of February was a success.
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.
Starting January 4th, 2021, we will have a new name, a new brand, a new logo, and a new website. We appreciate your patience during this transition.
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.
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.
Allergies are triggered by diverse environmental, dietary, and seasonal factors. Although hyposensitization therapy is often the best option to clear up an allergy, there are many ways to reduce symptoms and increase treatment effectiveness. It should be noted that, although these tips and tricks will decrease allergy symptoms, they alone cannot be the only treatment option. Best results are observed when these tips and tricks are used concurrently with hyposensitization therapy.
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.