In a dvm360® interview, Julia Miller, DVM, shared treatment approaches for when a pet is suspected to have an autoimmune disease, but a biopsy isn’t feasible.
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During an interview with us during the Fetch dvm360® conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, Julia Miller, DVM, assistant clinical professor, section of dermatology at Cornell Universtiy College of Veterinary Medicine, highlighted treatment options for when a patient is presenting with signs of an autoimmune disease, but a biopsy isn't possible. She advised on how to treat with immunosuppressive drugs, rule out infectious diseases, plus offered more tips.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.
Julia Miller, DVM: If you think that an animal has an autoimmune disease, and the biopsy is impossible to do for health reasons, or you know, the client declines it for cost reasons, [which is] understandable, you can absolutely treat with your immunosuppressive drugs, whether you do that orally, or orally and topically, whatever kind of works for you.