The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine
Apitoxin Aquapuncture and Administration of Herbal Medicines in a Dog with Superficial Pyoderma
A 6-month-old, 7.2 kg, intact female mongrel stray dog wasreferred to the Veterinary Medical TeachingHospital, National Chung Hsing University with a chief complaint of alopecia, and severe pruritus. A skin swab wasobtained for bacterial culture, and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius was identified. The definitive diagnosis was caninesuperficial pyoderma. Apitoxin aquapuncture was performed to treat superficial pyoderma once a week for 5 weeks.The acupoints used in this clinical case included GV-14 (Da Zhui), BL-13 (Fei Shu), LI-11 (Qu Chi), BL-40 (WeiZhong), ST-36 (Zu San Li), SP-6 (San Yin Jiao), and SP-10 (Xue Hai). In addition, the herbal medicines Shi Wei Bai DuTang, Huang Lian Jie Du Tang, and Wu Wei Xiao Du Yin were orally administered twice a day for 5 weeks. Theresults indicated that apitoxin aquapuncture combined with the administration of herbal medicines resulted in afavorable therapeutic effect in the treatment of canine superficial pyoderma.
Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University
Lai, Cheng-Hung; Liu, Pan-Chen; and Lin, Han-Yuan
"Apitoxin Aquapuncture and Administration of Herbal Medicines in a Dog with Superficial Pyoderma,"
The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine: Vol. 42:
3, Article 17.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/tjvm/vol42/iss3/17