Gigi S Davidson

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BACKGROUND Progressive nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) dose reduction appears logical; however, there is no evidence-based medicine indicating that efficacy is maintained as dose is reduced. OBJECTIVE To determine if NSAID dose can be reduced and pain relief and mobility can be maintained in dogs with osteoarthritis (OA). ANIMALS(More)
During the last decade, oral cyclosporin (CsA) has proven to be effective, in randomized controlled trials, for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) in human patients. The purpose of this blinded randomized controlled trial was to test the hypothesis that CsA was successful in reducing the gravity of clinical signs of AD in dogs. Thirty dogs with(More)
BACKGROUND Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) do not always provide sufficient pain relief in dogs with osteoarthritis (OA). HYPOTHESIS The use of amantadine in addition to NSAID therapy will provide improved pain relief when compared with the use of nonsteroidal analgesics alone in naturally occurring OA in dogs. ANIMALS Thirty-one(More)
Insecticide resistance is an inherent characteristic dependent on relatively simple genetic mechanisms. This seems to be especially true of dieldrin resistance in anopheline mosquitos, though less obvious in DDT resistance among these species; little is known as yet about the inheritance of organophosphate and carbamate resistance as it occurs in Anopheles(More)
Medical therapy for pythiosis is hampered by a lack of efficacious drugs. The present report describes a case of canine gastrointestinal pythiosis in which lesions were resolved through the administration of itraconazole, terbinafine, and the agricultural fungicide mefenoxam. No substantial adverse effects occurred in association with administration of the(More)
In a study of the genetics of susceptibility and refractoriness of Anopheles gambiae to Plasmodium species, nine generations of selection resulted in a completely susceptible line and an entirely refractory line to Plasmodium berghei (a rodent malaria). The F1 progeny from reciprocal crosses between the lines differed in their susceptibility to the(More)