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Examination of serum total IgG1 concentration in atopic and non-atopic dogs

Fraser, Mary; McNeil, P. E.; Gettinby, G.


Mary Fraser

P. E. McNeil

G. Gettinby


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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2004-04
Deposit Date Jun 2, 2015
Print ISSN 0022-4510
Electronic ISSN 1748-5827
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 45
Issue 4
Pages 186-190
Keywords serum immunoglobulin G1 (IgG1) concentrations; parasite control; atopic dogs; non-atopic dogs;
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