Dermatology

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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 …

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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.

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How to Avoid the Five Most Common Mistakes in Veterinary Dermatology

Lori A. Thompson, DVM, Diplomate ACVD Discover the five pitfalls most commonly encountered by practitioners when diagnosing and treating dermatologic conditions in dogs and cats, while learning how to fine tune your approach to history taking, biopsies, skin scrapings, and antibiotic selection. Practicing medicine is called “practicing” for a reason. Typically, there is no ONE …

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Use of Random Subdermal Flaps to Repair Extensive Skin Defects

Dena L. Lodato, DVM, and Jennifer L. Wardlaw, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS In veterinary medicine, many surgical problems, including tumor resection and trauma, can result in skin defects that can be extensive and require additional repair techniques beyond undermining (separating the skin from the underlying tissue) and simple suture closure. When wide surgical margins are …

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Challenges & New Developments in Canine Pyoderma: Disease Overview & Diagnosis

  Kimberly S. Coyner, DVM, Diplomate ACVD This overview of canine pyoderma discusses disease transmission, underlying conditions, clinical signs, differentials, and diagnostics. Future articles in this series will address treatment and methicillin resistance. This is the first article in a 3-part series discussing the latest information available regarding canine pyoderma. Future articles will discuss treatment …

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