Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by Edsel Cook
A comprehensive review of potential treatments for canine leishmaniasis identified five therapeutic compounds from natural sources. Hesperidin, horse chestnut extract, quercetin, selenium, and vitamin C are all considered to be potentially effective treatments for the infectious disease.
The review was conducted by the University of Pisa. It came out in the American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.
Based on the initial findings, the review concludes that these natural products have potential as supplementary treatments for dogs with leishmaniasis. It recommends further analysis to determine the full extent of their viability.
You can get the PDF of the full review at this link.
To find out more about natural treatments for leishmaniasis in dogs, visit PetHealthDaily.com.
Virginia DV, Owen H, Poapolathep A, Mario G. NATURAL SUBSTANCES AS NEW POTENTIAL STRATEGIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF LEISHMANIOSIS IN DOGS. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. 2017;12(3):169–175. DOI: 10.3844/ajavsp.2017.169.175