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Long-Term Use of Oclacitinib for the Control of Pruritus in a Geriatric Atopic Dog
P Chansiripornchai* and N Chansiripornchai
Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
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An 8 – year – old, 23 kg male beagle dog with a repeated history of chronic atopic dermatitis was presented at the animal hospital. The dog had been treated at previous animal hospitals with a variety of drugs such as antimicrobials, glucocorticoids, cyclosporine, skin supplements and topical shampoo therapy on separate occasions. Microscopic examination of skin samples from the dog revealed the presence of Malassezia pachydermatis. The dog was treated with oclacitinib and itraconazole orally. Chlorhexidine plus miconazole shampoo was used as a topical therapy. The level of pruritus in the dog was decreased within 24 h of the first administration of the drugs. The dog’s skin lesions decreased by week 2 and the skin lesions were resolved by week 8. There were no clinical abnormalities in the dog throughout 12 months of the treatment with oclacitinib.

To Cite This Article: Chansiripornchai P and Chansiripornchai N, 2019. Long-term use of oclacitinib for the control of pruritus in a geriatric atopic dog. Pak Vet J, 39(2): 313-315.


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