What is it? …
Diseases. Causes. This article was presented at the BCCC Specialty, August 1999. It contains a description
of the mechanism of what an autoimmune disease is, not found in the previous 2 articles. There is a
discussion of cause of A/I disease and a section on vaccination.
Autoimmune Disease Complexity, Jo
and Autoimmune Disease
Presenting Signs, Tests and Treatment. It details both the
signs of 10 autoimmune diseases and the tests used to make a diagnosis. This is helpful for
understanding tests which your veterinarian may order on your dog to establish a diagnosis.
Stress, Drugs and Immunity, Linda Aronson,
Common and Uncommon Presentations of Autoimmune Diseases in Bearded Collies. From the
Beardie Bulletin, August 1996. A shorter article which focuses on the presentation (i.e., physical
findings) of autoimmune diseases.
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