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January/February 2017

Dermatology Details
Updates on the Management of Canine Demodicosis

Canine demodicosis is a common inflammatory parasitic skin disease believed to be associated with a genetic or immunologic disorder. This disease allows mites from the normal cutaneous biota to proliferate in the hair follicles and sebaceous glands, leading to alopecia, erythema, scaling, hair casting, pustules, furunculosis, and secondary infections. The face and forelegs to the entire body surface of the dog may be affected. Three morphologically different types of Demodex mites exist in dogs.

Editor’s Note
One Health—How Does It Help Veterinary Medicine?

  Simon R. Platt , BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology) & DECVN University of Georgia “ Our essential connection with animals is ancient, and it runs deep. It extends from body to behavior, from psychology to society—forming the basis of our daily journey of survival. This calls for physicians and patients to think beyond the human …

Pet Health By the Numbers
Canine Periodontal Disease

Today’s Veterinary Practice and Banfield Pet Hospitals (banfield.com) have partnered together to bring you Pet Health by the Numbers. This column provides clinically relevant statistics extracted from medical record data of nearly 2.5 million dogs and nearly 500,000 cats presented to more than 920 Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2015. February is National Pet Dental Health …

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