Studies of serum total immunoglobulin E concentrations in atopic and non-atopic dogs

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

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Abstract

The serum total immunoglobulin E (IgE) concentrations of two groups of atopic dogs and three groups of non-atopic dogs were compared. There was a wide range of concentrations with a high degree of overlap between the groups. The serum total IgE concentrations of a group of 15 non-atopic racing greyhounds were significantly higher than those of all the other groups. Atopic and non-atopic dogs receiving stringent parasite control treatments could not be differentiated on the basis of their serum total IgE concentrations. in the non-atopic dogs there was no correlation between their serum total IgE concentrations and the number of allergen-specific positive results obtained in an ELISA, or between their serum total IgE concentrations and their age.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Record
Volume152
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2003

Keywords

  • IGGD antibodies
  • IGE
  • dermatitis
  • disease
  • dogs

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Fraser, M. A., McNeil, R. E., & Gettinby, G. (2003). Studies of serum total immunoglobulin E concentrations in atopic and non-atopic dogs. Veterinary Record, 152(6), 159-163.