Veterinary Allergology

An allergic reaction to proteins found in an animal's skin cells, saliva or urine is veterinary allergy or Allergology. The pet hair, fur or proteins present in a pet's dander, skin flakes, saliva and urine can induce allergic reaction or cause asthma symptoms in some people. There are several case studies on pet allergies. Pet allergy is mostly seen towards cats and dogs as they are the most common pets worldwide. Cat allergy immunotherapy is widely used by cat lovers. Some cases have been seen where allergy reactions are seen to venom, bite and sting of insects and also to proteins found in animal products where the food allergy comes into picture too. The symptoms may vary among individuals ranging from sneezing, Runny or stuffy nose, Facial pain, Coughing, chest tightness, skin rash or hives to shortness of breath and wheezing

The veterinary diagnostics market is expected to reach USD 4.00 billion by 2023 from an estimated USD 2.63 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 8.8 %. Factors such as growing companion animal population, growing prevalence of animal zoonotic diseases, rising demand for animal-derived food products, rising demand for pet insurance & growing animal health expenditure, and the increasing number of veterinary practitioners and income levels in developed economies are expected to drive the growth of the veterinary diagnostics market.