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Clinical Discussion : Episode 11

The next generation of allergy testing and immunotherapy


How better allergy testing allows for a more targeted approach when it comes to the itchy pet

This content is sponsored by Nextmune.

This segment of dvm360 Live!™ takes a deep dive into dermatology, allergy testing, and immunotherapy with none other than Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, DACVD. She explains why not every itchy pet is allergic and how veterinarians might start seeing fewer positives on allergy tests as the testing technology improves.

Below is a partial transcript. See the video above for more.

Adam Christman, DVM, MBA: I've been hearing a lot about the next generation allergy testing, which is so awesome, and I can't wait for you all to hear about it, too. So talk to us about what it means for our profession.

Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, DAVCD: I'm really excited about this allergy test; it's new. What I love about it is there's lots of allergy tests out there. And you can get a lot of false positives, which can seem exciting, to get a lot of beautiful positives on a test. But it's really only exciting if it's true. So, we want to be really cautious of that. And so the idea behind this new generation of allergy testing is really derived from what we're seeing on the human side...

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