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Randomised controlled trial of the treatment of pastern dermatitis with a formulation containing kunzea oil


Thomas, J and Narkowicz, C and Peterson, GM and Jacobson, GA and Narayana, A, Randomised controlled trial of the treatment of pastern dermatitis with a formulation containing kunzea oil, Veterinary Record, 164, (20) pp. 619-623. ISSN 0042-4900 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1136/vr.164.20.619


The efficacy of an ointment containing kunzea oil for the treatment of horses with localised acute or chronic pastern dermatitis was assessed. Thirty-seven horses were randomly allocated to treatment with an ointment containing either 20 per cent kunzea oil (test) or 2 per cent ketoconazole (control). Only 21 of the horses completed the study. The severity of the lesions was assessed before and after seven days of treatment. The kunzea oil formulation resulted in a significant decrease in the median total area of the lesions from 40 cm2 (range 3 to 252 cm2) to 0 cm2 (range 0 to 34 cm2), with complete resolution of the signs of pastern dermatitis in seven of 11 cases. The control formulation resulted in no significant change in the total area of the lesions, and the signs of pastern dermatitis resolved completely in only two of the 10 cases.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:pastern dermatits, lesions, kunzea oil
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Pharmaceutical sciences
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Thomas, J (Mr Jackson Thomas)
UTAS Author:Narkowicz, C (Dr Christian Narkowicz)
UTAS Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
UTAS Author:Jacobson, GA (Professor Glenn Jacobson)
UTAS Author:Narayana, A (Dr Ashok Narayana)
ID Code:57792
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2009-08-14
Last Modified:2013-01-29
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