Dermatology
Table of Contents


Section 1: `How To`
Dermatologic History / 2
Dermatologic Examination / 11
Specific Tests in small animal dermatology / 21
Cytology / 21
Superficial skin scrapings / 26
Deep skin scrapings / 28
Wood`s Lamp Examination / 30
Fungal culture / 32
Trichogram / 36
Biopsy / 38
Serum testing for allergen-specific IgE / 42
Bacterial Culture / 43
Patch testing / 44
Diagnostic Trials / 46
Elimination diet / 46
Insect control trial / 48
Scabies Treatment trial / 49

Section 2: The Approach to Common Dermatologic Presentations
The pruritic dog / 53
The dog with papules, pustules and prusts / 58
The dog with alopecia / 69
The dog with nodules / 76
The dog with nasal dermatitis / 83
The cat with miliary dermatitis / 87
The cat with noninflammatory alopecia / 92
The cat with lesions of the eosinophilic granuloma complex / 96
The cat with nodules / 100
The patient with otitis externa / 107

Section 3: Treatments
Shampoo therapy of various skin conditions / 115
Treatment of bacterial infection / 118
Treatment of pruritus / 123
Allergen-specific immunotherapy / 123
Antihistamines / 125
Essential fatty acids / 128
Glucocorticoids / 129
Treatment of fungal infections / 130
Ectoparasiticidal agents / 133
Insect control trials and individual management of
patients with flea-bite hypersensitivity / 136
Immunosuppressive therapy / 141
Treatment of alopecia due to hormonal diseases and follicular dysplasia / 144

Appendices
A. Breed Predilections / 145
B. Questionnaire / 149
Recommended Readings / 151

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