Randomized, controlled trial of budesonide and prednisone for the treatment of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease in dogs.

@article{Dye2013RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized, controlled trial of budesonide and prednisone for the treatment of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease in dogs.},
  author={T L Dye and Kyle J. Diehl and Susan Wheeler and D S Westfall},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={1385-91}
}
BACKGROUND Budesonide has been used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in dogs, but no controlled studies have been performed to evaluate efficacy of this treatment. OBJECTIVE To compare budesonide and prednisone for induction therapy of IBD in dogs by using IBD activity index scores and evaluating frequency and severity of owner-reported adverse effects. ANIMALS Forty client-owned dogs with newly diagnosed idiopathic IBD were enrolled between April 2001 and January 2004; 34 dogs… CONTINUE READING