Malassezia, Sarcoptes and Staphylococcus

Malassezia

IgE positive results already being treated topically may benefit from immunotherapy treatment as well. IgG positive results are not applicable for immunotherapy.

Sarcoptes

A borderline or positive result will most likely require anti parasitic treatment to eliminate Sarcoptic mange.

Staphylococcus

Positive IgE scores indicate hypersensitivity to staphylococcus suggesting that the infection is contributing to the pruritus.

Positive IgG is expected to be present in clinically healthy dogs, as most will have come into contact with the bacteria at some point.

A negative IgG score in dogs displaying signs of severe staphylococcal infection may indicate underlying immunodeficiency.

If you are a veterinary surgeon and would like further information about therapy for idiopathic recurrent pyoderma that we offer, then please contact Customer Services by phone on 0800 8494 550 or email customer.services@avacta.com