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Companion animal practice
Choosing the right drug: immunosuppressants
  1. Nathaniel Whitley

Abstract

Immune-mediated diseases are uncommon in cats and dogs, but they can be serious or even life-threatening. Management of these conditions often requires the use of immunosuppressant drugs. This article discusses the options for immunosuppressive therapy that are available to the small animal practitioner, including the indications and drawbacks of each agent. It also gives advice on the factors to consider when planning a treatment regimen using a single immunosuppressive drug or a combination of agents.

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