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Dermatology

Item Number: VDTZ530
Price: $44.95

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Noninflammatory alopecia in dogs

Bare spots on a dog's coat without irritation or inflammation can be caused by a long list of things. This dermatologist helps you see what cause is most likely, depending on the findings you uncover.

Important factors in the pathogenesis of feline dermatophytosis

To best be able to diagnose and treat dermatophytosis in cats, you need to understand how the fungus becomes an infective agent—and how infected cats can put other animals and people at risk.

Practical diagnostic testing for dermatophytosis in cats

The signs of this zoonotic disease vary greatly in cats, so diagnostic testing is indicated in many situations. Here are guidelines on tests you can perform easily in your clinic to definitively diagnose dermatophytosis.

Feline dermatophytosis: Topical and systemic treatment recommendations

Since dermatophytosis is highly contagious and zoonotic, treatment must be effective, or the disease will continue to spread. These guidelines will help you formulate the best therapeutic protocol for each case.

Monitoring treatment and preventing reinfection in cats with dermatophytosis

Now that you've diagnosed dermatophytosis and formulated a treatment plan, make sure it works. This involves monitoring the cat throughout treatment and extensively decontaminating its environment.

Eight emerging feline dermatoses

Are you seeing more and more cats with skin problems? Or more feline skin diseases that have been difficult to identify? Keep these eight dermatologic conditions on your list of differential diagnoses.

Resolution of a necrotizing wound in a debilitated cat

A 6-year-old, 11.2-lb (5.1-kg), neutered male domestic shorthaired cat was presented to South Athens Animal Clinic for evaluation of a large cutaneous wound. The cat had been absent from its

Severe facial pruritus in a Boston terrier

The internal medicine service at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine requested a consultation on a 7-year-old intact male Boston terrier in which pituitarydependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH) had been diagnosed one month earlier.

Acutely pruritic eruptions on a dog's extremities and trunk

A 1-year-old 66-lb (30-kg) intact male Labrador retriever was presented to the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine's Dermatology Service for evaluation of severe pruritus and skin eruptions on its trunk and distal extremities.



Using the new cyclosporine formulation in dogs

The FDA has recently approved a formulation of cyclosporine A for dogs (Atopica—Novartis).1 The drug is available in 10-, 25-, 50-, and 100- capsules.



Self-mutilation and over-grooming in a Siamese cat

A 2-year-old intact male Siamese cat was presented to the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine's Dermatology Service for evaluation of self-mutilation and psychogenic licking of the forelimbs and abdomen.



Can dextromethorphan be used to treat repetitive itching and scratching in atopic dogs?

A topic dermatitis is one of the most common causes of pruritus in dogs. It is diagnosed based on a dog's history and clinical signs and the elimination of other causes of pruritus.

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