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More of Your Most Successful Cases: The Best of Before-and-After

Clinician's Brief

Dermatology

|June 2012

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In the May issue, Clinician’s Brief showcased the winner and runners-up of the Most Successful Cases Photo Contest, but those were only a few of the many excellent contest submissions. This month, we share more of your phenomenal clinical stories of everyday heroism.

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Abby Nermal, an indoor cat with a 2-week history of skin rusting, alopecia, erythema, pruritus, and recent anorexia, presented to Robin R. Roller, DVM (Boise Cat Clinic in Idaho), who diagnosed pemphigus foliaceus with secondary bacterial pyoderma and prescribed both long- and short-term treatment protocols.

Related Article: Feline Pemphigus Foliaceus

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Lola, a young Siberian husky, presented to Kate Hissam, DVM (Sylvania Veterinary Hospital in Ohio), with maggots near her tail. One month later, Lola’s skin had almost healed completely, and today (one year later) she continues to thrive. 

Related Article: A Fly in My Ointment: Maggot Therapy

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Roxy, a black Labrador retriever, presented to Jenni Tudini, DVM, MRCVS (Pinewoods Animal Hospital, Tonawanda, New York), with a significantly degloved left forelimb. Roxy was successfully discharged after 3 months of wound therapy.

Related Article: Managing Degloving & Shearing Injuries

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Molly, a Boston terrier, had received dog-bite wounds to the forelimbs and ears. One week later, she presented to Springtown Veterinary Hospital, San Marcos, Texas, with severe infection that caused extensive skin necrosis in the left leg and spread to the right lateral thorax. Submitted by Veronica Donner, BS (Animal Science), a veterinary technician at Springtown Veterinary Hospital.

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A young female American pitbull terrier named Alabama presented to Frank J. Valenzisi, DVM, while he was volunteering at the Suffolk County SPCA (Smithtown, New York). She suffered from severe demodicosis, multiple bite wounds, dehydration, and malnutrition.

Related Article: Surgical Treatment for Bite Wounds
 


 

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