Document Type: Short Communication


Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Islamic Azad university, Kazerun Branch, Kazerun, Iran



Objective- The aim of the present study is to assess the effect of Nigella sativa oil on prostate dimensions in adult Iranian mix-breed dogs.
Design- Experimental study
Animals- Five adult male dogs
Procedures- In this research, 5 adult male Iranian mix-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 ultrasonographic 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 Iranian mix-breed dogs.


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