Some characteristics of scaling and crusting lesions can suggest a specific condition; in other situations, the appearance of the lesions may be nonspecific.
Ginger, a 9-year-old spayed female golden retriever/basset hound mix, was presented for evaluation of "greasy," odiferous dermatitis.
Topical medication, either as a primary or adjunct therapy, plays an important role in treating dermatologic diseases, particularly when systemic therapy is not available or desirable. Read more to learn about treatment.
A 6-year-old Abyssinian cat presented with a 4-month history of progressive chin dermatitis.
Topical therapy alone may be effective for treating some canine pyodermas. How do you choose the correct topical treatment for your patient?
A golden retriever–mixed breed presented for recurrent skin infection of 2 years’ duration involving the right lateral neck. What should be investigated?
A 6-year-old, 8-kg neutered male West Highland white terrier with intense pruritus was presented for evaluation.
The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal infections (MRSI) in animals is no longer an “uncommon” finding in clinical practice. Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked client questions.
Ear cleaning is a frequent procedure in practice, allowing for thorough examination of the ear canal and more effective treatment of otitis externa. Review each step of a proper ear cleaning.
A thorough ear examination involves 3 independent parts. This step-by-step guide walks you through a comprehensive evaluation from start to finish.
If the ear is too painful to examine and/or the ear canal is occluded with debris, flushing the external ear canal while the patient is anesthetized is often necessary.
Cytologic evaluations of ear swabs are crucial for assessment and management of recurrent ear infections.
Familiarize yourself with the common signs and available immunotherapy treatment options.
Rolo, a 4-year-old Labrador retriever, was presented for recurrent bilateral otitis externa.