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Insect bite hypersensitivity, commonly known as the 'sweet itch', continues to prove frustrating to manage in practice. Insect bite hypersensitivity is the most common allergic skin disease in horses, characterised as a hypersensitivity to the salivary proteins of the Culicodes genus of insects....

Author(s)
Curnow, B.; Darroch, I.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
UK-Vet Equine, 2022, 6, 2, pp 56-60
AbstractFull Text

This study aimed to evaluate the clinical and hematological features of Insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH) among horses in Khuzestan. The study was performed on 257 Arabian horses kept in 6 cities of this province (including Shushtar, Bavi, Ahvaz, Susangard, Abadan, and Ramhormoz). The horses were...

Author(s)
Soleimani, B.; Mashhadi, A. R. G.; Hajikolayei, M. R.; Jalali, M. R.; Ghorbanpoor, M.; Chinipardaz, R.
Publisher
Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Tabriz, Iran
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 2022, 15, 60, pp fa341-fa355
Abstract

Insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH) is an allergic dermatitis of horses, an IgE-mediated reaction to Culicoides midges. Causative Culicoides spp. are not indigenous in Iceland resulting in high prevalence of IBH in horses born in Iceland and exported as compared to Icelandic horses born in a ...

Author(s)
Jonsdottir, S.; Torsteinsdottir, S.; Svansson, V.; Gudbrandsson, J.; Stefansdottir, S. B.; Mar Bjornsson, J.; Runarsdottir, A.; Marti, E.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 2021, 238,
Abstract

Inbreeding depression is the reduction of performance caused by mating of close relatives. In livestock populations, inbreeding depression has been traditionally estimated by regression of phenotypes on pedigree inbreeding coefficients. This estimation can be improved by utilising genomic...

Author(s)
Vostry, L.; Vostra-Vydrova, H.; Citek, J.; Gorjanc, G.; Curik, I.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal Genetics, 2021, 52, 4, pp 422-430
Abstract

Background: Insect-bite hypersensitivity (IBH) in horses is a chronic allergic dermatitis caused by insect bites. Horses suffer from pruritic skin lesions, caused by type-I/type-IV allergic reactions accompanied by prominent eosinophil infiltration into the skin. Interleukin-5 (IL-5) is the key...

Author(s)
Fettelschoss-Gabriel, A.; Fettelschoss, V.; Olomski, F.; Birkmann, K.; Thoms, F.; Bühler, M.; Kummer, M.; Zeltins, A.; Kündig, T. M.; Bachmann, M. F.
Publisher
Wiley, Copenhagen, Denmark
Citation
Allergy, 2019, 74, 3, pp 572-582
Abstract

Insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH) is a Th-2, IgE-mediated dermatitis of horses caused by bites of insects of the genus Culicoides that has common features with human atopic dermatitis. Together with Th-2 cells, the epithelial barrier plays an important role in development of type I ...

Author(s)
Cvitas, I.; Oberhänsli, S.; Leeb, T.; Dettwiler, M.; Müller, E.; Bruggman, R.; Marti, E. I.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2020, 15, 4,
Abstract

Equine asthma is an inflammatory respiratory disorder, classified as mild-moderate (MEA) and severe (SEA). SEA is characterized by recurrent exacerbations, consisting of dyspnea, coughing and exercise intolerance; MEA causes poor performance, occasional cough and mucus hypersecretion. Although a...

Author(s)
Feudo, C. M. lo; Stucchi, L.; Alberti, E.; Conturba, B.; Zucca, E.; Ferrucci, F.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2021, 11, 7,
Abstract

Background: Insect bite hypersensitivity IBH is the most common seasonal pruritic allergic dermatitis of horses occurring upon insect bites. In recent years, a major role for IL-31 in allergic pruritus of humans, monkeys, dogs, and mice was acknowledged. Here, we investigate the role of IL-31 in...

Author(s)
Olomski, F.; Fettelschoss, V.; Jonsdottir, S.; Birkmann, K.; Thoms, F.; Marti, E.; Bachmann, M. F.; Kündig, T. M.; Fettelschoss-Gabriel, A.
Publisher
Wiley, Copenhagen, Denmark
Citation
Allergy, 2020, 75, 4, pp 862-871
Abstract

Background: Genetic, epidemiologic, and clinical evidence suggests that, in horses, there are manifestations of hypersensitivity that can occur together. Objectives: To investigate whether concurrent insect bite hypersensitivity (IBH) and severe equine asthma (EA) is associated with higher...

Author(s)
Verdon, M.; Lanz, S.; Rhyner, C.; Gerber, V.; Marti, E.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2019, 33, 1, pp 266-274
Abstract

Background: Allergy to bites of blood-sucking insects, including biting midges, can affect both human and veterinary patients. Horses are often suffering from an IgE-mediated allergic dermatitis caused by bites of midges (Culicoides spp). With the aim to improve allergen immunotherapy (AIT),...

Author(s)
Novotny, E. N.; White, S. J.; Wilson, A. D.; Stefánsdóttir, S. B.; Tijhaar, E.; Jonsdóttir, S.; Frey, R.; Reiche, D.; Rose, H.; Rhyner, C.; Schüpbach-Regula, G.; Torsteinsdóttir, S.; Alcocer, M.; Marti, E.
Publisher
Wiley, Copenhagen, Denmark
Citation
Allergy, 2020, 76, 4, pp 1147-1157

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