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

M.A. Fraser, P.E. McNeil, G. Gettinby

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-190
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004


  • antibodies
  • immunotherapy
  • IGE
  • dermatitis


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