What's New at the ADRC
Oral Immunotherapy: Now available for pets with environmental allergies!
- Traditional immunotherapy has been injection based. While easy to administer and administered infrequently, many pet parents felt uncomfortable with the process. We now have glycerin (sweet) based drops that are easily administered morning and evening.
New Vaccine Study: The doctors at the ADRC are participating in an EXCITING study to test a NEW vaccine for pets with recurrent skin infections. Criteria for enrollment:
Your pet ...
- has experienced at least 3 episodes of staph skin infections in 6 months,
- is at least one year of age,
- is not pregnant or lactating,
- has healthy other than skin condition, and
- is not on a steroid.
If interested please contact our office!
New Medication: The ADRC has a new anti-itch medication called Apoquel®. It can help allergic patients who can not tolerate steroids or Atopica® It does not have the same side effects as steroids because it targets a very specific pathway in the itch cycle. Apoquel can be a useful medication to help manage pets with allergies. If interested please contact our office. Spread the word to your friends and family!
The ADRC doctors are on the speaker circuit, being sought after from organizations nationwide. Kudos to the following for:
- Dr. Liska is presenting 6 hours of continuing education (CE) to the Chicago Veterinary Medication association in March 2014.
- Dr. Liska is presenting two hours of continuing education and the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum in Phoenix, AZ in April 2014.
- Drs. Crow and Garfield are moderating interactive sessions at the same meeting on the topics of "Immunotherapy for Allergic Pets" and the "Challenges of Staph Bacterial Infections" respectively.
- Dr. Liska is presenting two days of continuing education (CE) meetings to the members of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association in Omaha in January 2015.
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