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International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA) Consensus and Guideline Papers

The International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA) was established in 2010 to arrange for the publication of critical reviews on atopic dermatitis and other allergic conditions affecting the skin and other organ systems of all domestic animal species, and to advance the practice of veterinary dermatology as applied to allergic diseases.

ICADA have published two important Consensus and Guideline Papers, which are included in the article collection below.

Translated papers for the 2015 ICADA guidelines can be found via the ICADA website.



  1. For decades, the efficacy of interventions in clinical trials enrolling dogs with atopic dermatitis (AD) relied on heterogeneous evaluations of skin lesions and pruritus using unvalidated tools. Although some ...

    Authors: Thierry Olivry, Emmanuel Bensignor, Claude Favrot, Craig E. Griffin, Peter B. Hill, Ralf S. Mueller, Jon D. Plant and Hywel C. Williams
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:238
  2. In 2010, the International Task Force on Canine Atopic Dermatitis (now International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals, ICADA) published the first consensus guidelines for the treatment of atopic derma...

    Authors: Thierry Olivry, Douglas J. DeBoer, Claude Favrot, Hilary A. Jackson, Ralf S. Mueller, Tim Nuttall and Pascal Prélaud
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:210
  3. Canine atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common, genetically predisposed, inflammatory and pruritic skin disease. The variation in clinical presentations, due to genetic factors, extent of the lesions, stage of the ...

    Authors: Patrick Hensel, Domenico Santoro, Claude Favrot, Peter Hill and Craig Griffin
    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:196