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SRMA and Weaning a Dog Off of Prednisone

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    November 19, 2018 1:20 PM EST

    Question submitted by the audience in our recent webinar: Understanding Steroid Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis and Other Inflammatory Neurological Disorders of Dogs:

    Regarding treatment and long-term management of steroid responsive meningitis arteritis ... what is the best way to wean a dog off Prednisone? How long should dogs stay on Prednisone before tapering begins?  Is there an accepted tapering protocol?

    Answer by: Karen R. Muñana, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology):

    There is no gold standard for tapering of corticosteroids during treatment of SRMA.  Most commonly, the dose is slowly decreased every 4-6 weeks.