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1. a stroke with the tongue, normally used in cleaning the coat or ingesting a substance from a flat surface. See also licking.
2. a mixture of salt plus other macro-elements, especially phosphorus, trace elements, vitamins and other feed additives, fed loosely in a box in the field or indoor housing. The objective is to get the animals to ingest small amounts daily by licking the mixture; salt hungry cattle may eat larger amounts. May be consolidated into a block which encourages licking. Called also mineral mix.

acral lick dermatitis
see acral lick dermatitis.
lick dermatitis
see lick granuloma (below).
feline lick granuloma
see feline eosinophilic granuloma complex.
lick granuloma
called also lick dermatitis; see acral lick dermatitis.
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Wynchank and Berk (1998) assessed efficacy and tolerability of fluoxetine treatment of acral lick dermatitis in dogs and reported statistically significant improvement by administration of fluoxetine in treatment of ALD.
Fluoxetine treatment of acral lick dermatitis in dogs: A placebo-controlled randomized double blind trial.
Dogs suffering from canine acral lick dermatitis (ALD) constantly lick, scratch, or bite their paws or flanks, creating sores and sometimes requiring surgery or steroid injections.