Researcher’s article among top 10 downloaded papers in key journal

Dr. Santoro

Dr. Domenico Santoro with a clinical trial participant.

An article by Dr. Domenico Santoro, an associate professor of dermatology at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, was among Veterinary Dermatology’s top-10 most downloaded papers.

The article, titled “Clinical efficacy of spray-based heat treated lactobacilli in canine atopic dermatitis: a preliminary, open-label, uncontrolled study,” was first published in the journal on Nov. 27, 2020.

Canine atopic dermatitis is a common inflammatory and pruritic skin disease, with various treatment options, and the use of topical products containing natural ingredients has become increasingly popular, according to the paper. The research team’s objective was to evaluate the effects of a spray solution containing heat-killed Lactobacillus rhamnosus and L. reuteri on the clinical signs and cutaneous microbiota of atopic dogs.

The researchers concluded that there was a significant and rapid decrease in the clinical signs associated with the disease after the use of the spray, stating that future studies were needed to confirm these results and to assess the effects on the cutaneous immunity and microflora of atopic dogs.


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