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Gastrointestinal Hemodynamics in Dogs with Nonfood Induced Atopic Dermatitis


  • The work was done in the veterinary medical teaching hospital of Oniris, Nantes, France

  • Correction made after online publication April 3, 2013: the author names have been updated

Corresponding author: Vincent Bruet, Unité DPMA, Oniris, Site Chantrerie, 44307 Nantes Cedex3, France; e-mail: vincent.bruet@oniris-nantes.fr



Canine atopic dermatitis can be a result of exposure to aeroallergens or trophallergens. Hemodynamic alterations occur in dogs with food hypersensitivity.


To evaluate if hemodynamic alterations occur in dogs with NFICAD with lowered resistance to diastolic flow at fasting, after feeding, or both.


Ten healthy dogs and 22 dogs with NFICAD were included from the hospital population.


Blinded prospective study. Peak systolic velocity (PSV), end diastolic velocity (EDV), mean velocity (MV), pulsatility index (PI), resistive index (RI) and PSV/EDV ratio were measured at fasting for both arteries (cranial mesenteric artery [CMA], celiac artery [CA]) and at 40 minutes after feeding in CMA and at 60 minutes in CA. The results were analyzed statistically with a mixed model.


There was no difference detected between groups of dogs for any variable except EDV during fasting (= .01).

Conclusions and Clinical Importance

There is no decrease in resistance in NFICAD to diastolic flow. This observation could be explained by the absence intestinal inflammation in NFICAD.