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Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 2014 Aug;156(8):381-8. doi: 10.1024/0036-7281/a000614.

[Viscum album L. (Iscador) in the cat: tolerance, adverse reactions and indications].

[Article in French; Abstract available in French from the publisher]

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1
Departement für klinische Veterinärmedizin, Vetsuisse Fakultät, Universität Bern und Cabinet vétérinaire des Jordils, Yverdon-les-Bains.
2
Cabinet vétérinaire des Jordils, Yverdon-les-Bains.
3
Departement für klinische Veterinärmedizin, Vetsuisse Fakultät, Universität Bern.
4
VetAgroSup, Campus Vétérinaire, Lyon.

Abstract

in English, French, German, Italian

In this retrospective study, the tolerance to subcutaneus mistletoe injections (Viscum album L.), adverse reactions and possible indications have been evaluated in feline patients of a small animal clinic. Among the 22 cats treated between 2008 and 2013, 4 did not accept the injections done by the owner, 7 showed slight short time adverse reactions, that disappeared spontaneously. No long term (more than 70 days) adverse reaction directly related to the Viscum album treatment could be identified. This study shows that Iscador(®) can be injected subcutaneously without a risk of worsening of the clinical signs or exacerbation of tumors. The antitumoral, but also immune-modulating and anti-inflammatory properties offer interesting treatment opportunities for dermatologic, odonto-stomatologic or allergic patients.

KEYWORDS:

Iscador; Katze; Lektine; Viskotoxine; cat; chat; lectines; viscotoxines; viscum album

PMID:
25082635
DOI:
10.1024/0036-7281/a000614
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