Useful Information

 
 
   
 
 

Flea allergic dermatitis (FAD)

Notes by Anita on the flea life cycle, and details of environmental treatments and pet treatments.

 

Adverse Food Reactions

Notes by Anita on the diagnosis of intolerance to specific foods and food trials

 

Canine and Feline Atopic disease

Anita explains what Atopy is with helpful information on key causes and medical management of Atopic dermatitis.

 

Common Allergens


Grass Pollens
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Couch grass - Agropyron repens

Redtop grass - Agrostis gigantea

Vernal grass - Anthoxanthum odoratum

Oat grass - Arrhenatherum elatius

Smooth Brome - Bromus inermis

Bermuda grass - Cynodon dactylon

Orchard grass - Dactylis glomerata

Fescue, meadow grass - Festuca pratensis

Velvet grass - Holcus lanatus

Rye grass (Italian) - Lolium multiflorum

Rye grass (perennial) - Lolium perenne

Timothy - Phleum pratense

Blue grass - Poa pratensis

 

Pollen from weeds and flowers
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Ragweed - Ambrosia elatior

Mugwort - Artemisia vulgaris

Lambs quarter - Chenopodium album

Daisy - Leucanthemum vulgare

Wall pellitory - Parietaria officinalis

Plantain - Plantago laceolata

Sorrel (green or garden) - Rumex acetosa

Sorrel (red or sheep) - Rumex acetosella

Dock - Rumex crispus

Goldenrod - Solidago virgaurea

Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale

Clover - Trifolium pratense

Nettle - Urtica dioica

 

more common allergens ...

Pollen from trees and hedges
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Maple - Acer negundo

Horse chestnut - Aesculus hippocastanum

Alder - Alnus glutinosa

Birch - Betula pendula

Chestnut - Castanea sativa

Hazel - Corylus avellana

Cypress - Cupressus sempervirens

Beech - Fagus sylvatica

Ash - Fraxinus excelsior

Privet - Ligustrum vulgare

Olive - Olea europea

Scotch Pine - Pinus sylvestris

Sycamore - Platanus occidentalis

Poplar - Populus alba

Black locust tree - Robinia pseudoacacia

Willow - Salix viminalis

Elder - Sambucus nigra

Linden - Tilia cordata

Elm - Ulmus americana

Pollen of Crops
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Oat - Avena sativa

Rape - Brassica napus

Rye - Secale cereale

Wheat - Triticum aestivum

Maize - Zea mays

 

Mites
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Mold mites - Mold mite

Grain mite - Acarus siro

House dust mite - Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus

Farinae mite - Dermatophagoides farinae

Hay mite - Lepidoglyphus destructor

Euroglyphus maynei - Euroglyphus maynei

Copra mite - Tyrophagus putrescentiae

 

more common allergens ...

Insects
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Mosquito - Aedes communis

Flea - Ctenophalides spp

House fly - Musca domestica

Cockroach - Periplanata americana


Yeasts, Moulds & Fungi
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Alternaria alternata

Aspergillus flavus

Aspergillus fumigatus

Aspergillus nidulans

Aspergillus niger

Botrytis cinerea

Candida albicans

Cladosporium cladosporioides

Cladosporium herbarum

Epicoccum purpurascens

Fusarium moniliforme

Helminthosporium sativum

Malassezia

Mucor racemosus

Mucor mucedo

Phoma betae

Pullularia pullulans

Rhizopus nigricans

Rhodotorula rubra

Trichophyton mentagrophytes

Ustilago avenae