The work was done in the veterinary medical teaching hospital of Oniris, Nantes, France
Gastrointestinal Hemodynamics in Dogs with Nonfood Induced Atopic Dermatitis
Article first published online: 3 APR 2013
Copyright © 2013 by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Volume 27, Issue 3, pages 451–455, May/June 2013
How to Cite
Bruet, V., Brune, J., Pastor, A., Imparato, L., Roussel, A., Bourdeau, P. and Desfontis, J.C. (2013), Gastrointestinal Hemodynamics in Dogs with Nonfood Induced Atopic Dermatitis. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 27: 451–455. doi: 10.1111/jvim.12072
Correction made after online publication April 3, 2013: the author names have been updated
- Issue published online: 9 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 3 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 16 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 5 JUL 2012
- Intestinal permeability;
- Vascular flow
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 (P = .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.