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Impact of Nutritional Supplementation on Canine Dermatological Disorders

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School of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Camerino, 62024 Matelica, Italy
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Research and Development Unit (NIL), C.I.A.M. srl, 63100 Ascoli Piceno, Italy
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Scientific Dept, Velleja Research Institute, 20125 Milan, Italy
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Vet. Sci. 2020, 7(2), 38; https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci7020038
Received: 4 March 2020 / Revised: 19 March 2020 / Accepted: 1 April 2020 / Published: 3 April 2020
Nutritional supplements, also known as complementary feeds, are products administered with the aim of furnishing health benefits, regardless of nutritional needs. They have been used since ancient times in veterinary dermatology, and a number of studies have focused on investigating the health benefits of some ingredients found in commercially available complementary feed for dogs. The aim of this paper is to review the literature available on the use of nutritional supplementation for the management of canine skin diseases, critically appraising the clinical efficacy of such interventions and summarizing the current state of knowledge. This review highlights how these feeds can be considered useful in the management of dermatological disorders and outlines their beneficial effects in the prevention of dietary deficiencies and treatment of diseases, alone, or in addition to conventional pharmacological therapy. In recent years, nutritional supplements have found increasing potential application in veterinary medicine, and the scientific proofs of their beneficial effects are described in this review. View Full-Text
Keywords: complementary feed; canine; skin complementary feed; canine; skin
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Marchegiani, A.; Fruganti, A.; Spaterna, A.; Dalle Vedove, E.; Bachetti, B.; Massimini, M.; Di Pierro, F.; Gavazza, A.; Cerquetella, M. Impact of Nutritional Supplementation on Canine Dermatological Disorders. Vet. Sci. 2020, 7, 38.

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