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Large Animal Medicine and Surgery

 

Aldara™ (imiquimod) Information: Treating Aural Plaques and Sarcoids

Update (6/1/11) - Where to get imiquimod: Imiquimod is available from most human pharmacies under the trade names of Aldara, Zyclara and Beselna. Generic imiquimod is currently available in Canada and may be available in the USA soon if not already. Price shopping is recommended. Online pharmacies tend to have lower prices. Ask your pharmacist if they have a discount program for veterinary patients!

Frequently Asked Questions for owners

Veterinarian Instructions for Aldara™

 

Recently Completed Studies in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery:

These clinical studies were recently completed. If you would like more information about a study, contact the person listed under the study.  You may also Contact Us at the CIC. 
 

Treatment of Aural Plaques with 5% Imiquimod cream: An open label clinical trial

Current Status: Completed.
Principal Investigators:
Erin Malone, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Sheila Torres, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVD
Sandra Nogueira Koch, DVM, MS

The UMN Veterinary Medical Center evaluated the effectiveness of imiquimod on equine aural plaques. Please see information above for use in treating the ears.  Results are pending publication.

 

Efficacy of Aldara™ (Imiquimod) on the Treatment of Equine Sarcoids


Current Status: Completed.
Principal Investigators:
Erin Malone, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Sheila Torres, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVD
Sandra Nogueira Koch, DVM, MS

 

The UMN Veterinary Medical Center evaluated the effectiveness of Aldara™ (imiquimod) on equine sarcoids in a pilot study. This is a topical medication that is used for the treatment of skin tumors in people. Results were promising, with 12 of 15 horses showing more than 75% size reduction of the sarcoid tumors.

Nogueira SA, Torres SM, Malone ED, Diaz SF, Jessen C, Gilbert S. Efficacy of imiquidmod 5% cream in the treatment of equine sarcoids: a pilot study. Vet Dermatol. 2006 Aug;17(4):256-65.

Sarcoid before
Sarcoid before Aldara™

Sarcoid after Aldara
Sarcoid after Aldara™

 


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