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Companion Animal Practice
Therapy of immune-mediated disease in small animals
  1. John Dunn

    John Dunn is a graduate of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh. He spent five years at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, where he obtained his masters in veterinary internal medicine. He is currently a lecturer in small animal medicine and clinical pathology at the University of Cambridge. His interests include all aspects of internal medicine, comparative haematology, clinical immunology and diagnostic cytology. He is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Companion Animals) and holds the RCVS diploma in small animal medicine.


THIS article describes the basic principles of immunosuppressive therapy, emphasising areas where recent advances have been made. The current knowledge of the mechanisms which underlie primary immunemediated disease in small animals was reviewed in the last issue.

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