Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Essential Oils against Pathogens Responsible for Otitis Externa in Dogs and Cats

Ebani VV, Nardoni S, Bertelloni F, Najar B, Pistelli L, Mancianti F Medicines (Basel), 2017 ABSTRACT: Background: Essential oils (EOs) are recommended by some veterinarians to treat otitis externa in pets, but data about their efficacy in scientific literature are very scant. Methods:Nine commercial EOs, from roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis L.), star anise (Illicium verum), lavender (Lavandula hybrida), litsea… Read more »

Evaluation of the effect of topical application of lavender oil on autonomic nerve activity in dogs

Komiya M, Sugiyama A, Tanabe K, Uchino T, Takeuchi T American Journal Veterinary Research, 2009 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of topical application of undiluted lavender oil on sympathovagal activity in dogs. ANIMALS: 5 healthy adult male Beagles. PROCEDURES: An ambulatory ECG monitor (Holter recorder) was placed on each dog (day0), and 48-hour ECGs… Read more »