Gastrointestinal food allergy and its role in large domestic animals

  title={Gastrointestinal food allergy and its role in large domestic animals},
  author={J. W. E. van Dijk and A. Fledderus and J. M. V. M. Mouwen and C. Holzhauer},
  journal={Veterinary Research Communications},
The significance of food allergy as a primary cause for gastrointestinal disturbances in domestic animals, especially calves and piglets, is discussed. The immunological backgrounds and pathogenesis are described in some detail. The clinical and pathological manifestations in animals are related to those in man. Diagnostic possibilities, therapy and prevention, as far as known in animals, are mentioned and, based on human experiences, further extensions are proposed.