Melissa Loewinger's scientific contributions

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Allergic dermatitis was diagnosed in a 25-yr-old female greater one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) and her 6-yr-old female offspring by skin biopsy, intradermal skin testing (IDST), and allergen-specific serum IgE testing. Dam and offspring presented with seasonal, erosive, and ulcerative dermatitis affecting the face, legs, and trunk sta...
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Background: Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) are reported to have antinociceptive, immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory actions. Objectives: To determine if CBD/CBDA is an effective therapy for canine atopic dermatitis (cAD). Animals: Thirty-two privately owned dogs with cAD. Materials and methods: Prospective, randomised, d...
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en Superficial suppurative necrolytic dermatitis (SSND) of miniature schnauzers is a rare cutaneous and visceral reaction pattern associated with shampoo. This report describes SSND in a miniature schnauzer associated with application of an imidacloprid and flumethrin collar. Histopathology was consistent with SSND. Lesions resolved after treatment...

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... At the second visit at 2 weeks post-operatively, 4 placebo dogs remained on trazodone while 0 required trazodone in the treatment group, suggesting a potentially sedating effect of CBD/CBDA. In human and veterinary studies adverse effects of somnolence and lethargy have been noted with using CBDrich hemp extracts (35,36). Direct comparison of a CBDrich hemp extract in a treat format given as approximately 0.7 mg/kg orally every 12 h was assessed in dogs identified with noise phobias showing that treatment with CBD did not impact behavioral anxiety scoring, while trazodone was mildly effective for some behavioral parameters (37). ...