Evaluating the therapeutic potential of equine placental extract for managing canine dermatitis: A novel study
Author(s): K Satish Kumar, K Mohanambal and VVV Amruth Kumar
Abstract: The integument is the largest organ of the body affected by direct and indirect means and demands specific and supplemental therapy. Hence, the current study was undertaken using an equine placental dietary supplement with the objective, to evaluate the efficacy and assessing the adverse effect of equine placental dietary supplements in dogs for the treatment of alopecia. Dogs presented with a history of alopecia of varied etiology were considered for the study by dividing them into 3 groups (16 in each) viz, group I (non-specific alopecia), group II (demodicosis) and group III (bacterial dermatitis). Further group II and group III dogs were randomly subdivided into group a and b, wherein, subgroup “a” were treated with the standard treatment protocol and subgroup “b” with additional supplementation of equine placental extract @ 2 ml/10 kg B.wt., orally, for 60 days (2 months). Following treatment, a significant improvement (p<0.05) was noticed with haemato-biochemical parameters along with marked improvement in skin and coat abnormalities and hair growth score in the dogs of group I and sub-group “b” of groups II and III. Hence, the current study confirmed the role of placental extract as a supplement that helps in the quick recovery and absence of relapse.
How to cite this article:
K Satish Kumar, K Mohanambal, VVV Amruth Kumar. Evaluating the therapeutic potential of equine placental extract for managing canine dermatitis: A novel study. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(5):354-357.