Horse allergy diagnosis
Let’s talk allergy diagnostics
At present, a definitive diagnosis of IBH and atopy is based on the history (seasonality, recurrence and response to insect control), physical examination, and exclusion of other pruritic skin diseases such as those involving ectoparasites, bacterial, yeast or fungal infections, and food and contact allergies.
The treatment chosen is fundamental because without knowing which allergens are causing the problem it is not possible to implement allergen-avoidance measures, or to develop a customised immunotherapy.
Correlating the test result with the clinical picture is essential for choosing the correct composition of immunotherapy treatment. There is only one licensed immunotherapy in Europe – Artuvertin® Therapy – which is the product of choice for horses under European medicines regulations (Directive 2004/28/EC).Read more