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Examination of serum total IgG(1) concentration in atopic and non-atopic dogs

Fraser, M.A. and McNeil, P.E. and Gettinby, G. (2004) Examination of serum total IgG(1) concentration in atopic and non-atopic dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 45 (4). pp. 186-190. ISSN 0022-4510

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Abstract

In this study, serum immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) concentrations were examined in atopic and non-atopic dogs receiving different levels of parasite control. Significantly lower serum total IgG1 concentrations were found in non-atopic dogs receiving stringent parasite control than in atopic dogs or non-atopic dogs receiving less stringent parasite control. Examination of serum total IgG1 concentrations of atopic dogs after six months of allergen specific immunotherapy (ASIT) showed a significant increase in serum total IgG1 concentrations. It is proposed that serum total IgG1 concentrations are affected by parasitism, atopic dermatitis and ASIT.