Document Type : Short Communication
Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kazerun Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kazerun, Iran.
D.V.M, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kazerun Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kazerun, Iran.
Objective- The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of Nigella sativa oil on prostate dimensions in adult dogs.
Design- Experimental study
Animals- Five adult male dogs
Procedures- In this research, 5 adult male Iranian mixed-breed dogs with a mean age of 7.30 ± 2.77 years and a mean weight of 27 ± 5.7 kg with clinical symptoms of prostatitis were selected. Sagittal and transverse ultrasound images were performed by using a 5 MHZ convex transducer.
Results- In the obtained images desired parameters such as length, width, and height of the prostate gland were measured before and after administration of Nigella sativa. Results showed significant differences between all measured parameters before and after drug administration (p < 0.05).
Conclusion and Clinical Relevance- This study confirms that Nigella sativa oil can reduce prostatic dimensions in adult male dogs. So, it can be used as a safe and effective drug for the treatment of prostate-related diseases such as benign prostatic hyperplasia in dogs.
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