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The quest for a silver bullet for atopic dermatitis

Paul Bloom, Allergy, Skin and Ear Clinic for Pets, Livonia, Michigan

Atopic dermatitis in both human and canine patients is a difficult and frustrating condition to manage. Any effective therapies like steroids and allergen immunotherapy are expensive or have long-term side effects while safer therapies like antihistamines are frequently ineffective. In a guest editorial, the author reviews latest research on fatty acid metabolism in dogs and its potential relevance for the development of effective nutraceutical-based treatments based on conjugated linoleic acid.

The Veterinary Journal 177 (2): 151-152.

Abstract reproduced by kind permission of Veterinary Practice magazine