Management of a black leopard with seasonal atopy and cutaneous adverse food reaction by using transmucosal immunotherapy
An 11-yr-old female black leopard was presented with pruritus and intermittent gastrointestinal distress for a duration of 18 mo. Dietary elimination trial and challenge confirmed food hypersensitivity.
Milder and persistent pruritus, while consuming a strict elimination diet, confirmed atopic dermatitis also was related to airborne environmental triggers identified by intradermal allergy testing. Ultimately, atopy was controlled successfully by antihistamines and transmucosal immunotherapy for 7 yr after diagnosis.
Title: Management of a black leopard (Panthera pardus) with seasonal atopy and cutaneous adverse food reaction by using transmucosal immunotherapy
Authors: Newtone HP, Gamble KC & Friberg C.
Source: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (2013) volume 44, issue 1