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Table 4 The results of clinical, endoscopic and histopathological examinations conducted before and after treatment

From: The evaluation of three treatment protocols using oral prednisone and oral meloxicam for therapy of canine idiopathic lymphoplasmacytic rhinitis: a pilot study

  Before treatment After treatment
Group Dog Clinical signs Endoscopic changes Histopathological changes Clinical signs Endoscopic changes Histopathological changes
1 A +++ +++ ++ + ++ +
B ++ ++ + + +
C + + +
D + + +
E ++ ++ ++ + +
2 A +++ +++ +++ +
B ++ + ++ +
C ++ ++ ++
D + + ++
E ++ + ++
3 A +++ +++ +++ ++ ++ +
B ++ ++ ++ + + ++
C ++ ++ ++ + +
D + + ++ +
E + ++ + +
4 A ++ ++ ++ +++ ++ ++
B ++ + + ++ ++ ++
C ++ ++ ++ +++ ++ +++
D + + + ++ + ++
E + + ++ ++ ++ ++
  1. - no changes (score of 3–5 points)
  2. + mild signs/changes (score of 3–5 points)
  3. ++ moderate signs/changes (score of 6–8 points)
  4. +++ severe signs/changes (score of 9 points)
  5. Group 1 - prednisone (Encorton)
  6. Group 2- meloxicam (Gromeloksin), followed by prednisone (Encorton)
  7. Group 3- meloxicam (Gromeloksin)
  8. Group 4- placebo (empty gelatin capsules)