Canine Atopic Dermatitis: Updates on Diagnosis and Treatment
Canine atopic dermatitis is a common skin disorder defined as a hereditary predisposition to develop pruritic inflammatory skin disease associated with IgE antibodies, which typically target environmental allergens. The disease typically affects dogs age 6 months to 3 years and is characterized by pruritus and secondary skin lesions of a characteristic distribution around the face (mouth, eyes), concave aspect of the ear pinnae, ventral abdomen, flexor aspects of elbow, carpal, and tarsal joints, interdigital skin, and perineal area. This article will help practitioners determine which flare factors (or environmental conditions) are responsible for CAD.
Table of Contents: January/February 2018
Want to view the full digital issue? Click here. Features Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs and Cats Kayode Garraway, DVM, Karin Allenspach, DVM, PhD, DECVIM-CA, and Albert Jergens, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM) Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Canine Atopic Dermatitis: Updates on Diagnosis and Treatment Frane Banovic, DVM, PhD, …
Fluid Therapy in Hospitalized Patients, Part 1: Patient Assessment and Fluid Choices
Bridget M. Lyons, VMD Lori S. Waddell, DVM, DACVECC University of Pennsylvania GO WITH THE FLOW Fluid therapy is a mainstay of care in the hospitalized small animal patient. Assessment of a patient’s fluid deficits and ongoing needs will help determine what variety of fluid and rate to use. Fluid therapy is an essential component …