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Challenges & New Developments in Canine Pyoderma: Topical & Systemic Treatment

Last issue’s canine pyoderma article discussed disease overview and diagnosis; this article provides in-depth information on both topical and systemic therapies for this dermatologic condition. Kimberly S. Coyner, DVM, Diplomate ACVD This is the second article in a 3-part series discussing the latest information available regarding canine pyoderma. The first article, Challenges & New Developments …

Dilemmas in Dermatology: Pearls & Pitfalls

Douglas J. DeBoer, DVM, Diplomate ACVD University of Wisconsin Certain skin diseases universally present diagnostic and/or treatment dilemmas for general practitioners and specialists alike, and opinions abound on the “best” way to handle these conditions. This uncertainty largely reflects our lack of knowledge about these skin diseases and our relative inability to make evidence-based statements. …

What is New in the Diagnosis and Management of Canine Atopic Dermatitis

Sandra N. Koch, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVD University of Minnesota Canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) is a prevalent, multifaceted, pruritic skin disease with a complex etiopathogenesis (Figure 1). In recent years, remarkable progress in the understanding of CAD has led to new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.   UPDATES ON PATHOGENESIS OF CAD Not Always IgE Although …

Focus On Dermatology

Over the past year, the Journal of Veterinary Dermatology has published over 70 articles. The following abstracted articles are particularly applicable to small animal practitioners as these selected articles advance understanding of diagnostic or treatment options for canine allergic dermatitis and provide rational guidelines for diagnosis and antimicrobial therapy of canine superficial bacterial folliculitis (SBF). …

Focus on Canine & Feline Otic Diagnoses

Statistics extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.3 million dogs and 470,000 cats presented to more than 850 Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2013. In each issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Pet Health by the Numbers correlates article topics with statistics provided by Banfield Pet Hospital (banfield.com). These statistics are extracted from data collected from …

Otitis Externa Series, Part 2: Topical Therapy for Otitis Externa

Colleen Mendelsohn, DVM, Diplomate ACVD, & Wayne Rosenkrantz, DVM, Diplomate ACVD In Part 1 of this series—Diagnosis of Otitis Externa—the factors and causes of this disease, diagnostic testing and imaging, and ear cleaning and flushing were discussed. Visit tvpjournal.com to read this article, which was published in the September/October 2014 issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice.  Ear disease accounts …

Otitis Externa Series Part 1: Diagnosis of Otitis Externa

Otitis externa is a prevalent complaint in patients presented to small animal practices. This inflammatory disease of the external ear canal and/or pinna can have an acute or chronic presentation. Management of otitis externa depends on identifying and treating predisposing and perpetuating factors, as well as primary and secondary causes.

Treating Resistant Skin Infections in Dogs

The increasing prevalence of methicillin resistance has made treating pyoderma challenging. This article presents the clinical manifestations, methods for diagnosis, and treatments for drug-resistant canine pyoderma infections.

Pyoderma is a common skin disorder in small animal practice. Now that the major canine pathogen, Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, has acquired methicillin resistance, treatment has become more challenging and more expensive. Keys to success in treatment and prevention require: Prompt identification and treatment of the underlying cause Use of culture and sensitivity to guide antibiotic use …