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1 March 2013 MANAGEMENT OF A BLACK LEOPARD (PANTHERA PARDUS) WITH SEASONAL ATOPY AND CUTANEOUS ADVERSE FOOD REACTION BY USING TRANSMUCOSAL IMMUNOTHERAPY
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An 11-yr-old female black leopard (Panthera pardus) 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.

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Heather P. Newton, Kathryn C. Gamble, and Cecilia Friberg "MANAGEMENT OF A BLACK LEOPARD (PANTHERA PARDUS) WITH SEASONAL ATOPY AND CUTANEOUS ADVERSE FOOD REACTION BY USING TRANSMUCOSAL IMMUNOTHERAPY," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44(1), 212-214, (1 March 2013). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260-44.1.212
Received: 5 June 2012; Published: 1 March 2013
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