Dermatology for the Equine Practitioner
Table of Contents

Section 1 How To

Dermatologic History 4
Dermatologic Examination 9
Diagnostic Tests Useful in
Equine Dermatology 17
Cytology 17
Superficial Skin Scrapings 22
Deep Skin Scrapings 24
Fungal Culture 24
Trichogram 29
Biopsy 29
Serum Testing For Allergen-Specific IgE 34
Diagnostic Trials 35
Diet Trial 35
Insect Control Trial 36

Section 2 The Approach to Common
Dermatologic Presentations
The Pruritic Horse 40
The Horse with Papules, Pustules and Crusts 47
The Horse with Nodules 55
The Horse with Alopecia 63

Section 3 Treatments
Shampoo Therapy For Various Skin Conditions 70
Treatment of Bacterial Infections 72
Treatment of Pruritus 74
Glucocorticoids 74
Antihistamines 75
Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy 76
Ectoparasiticidal Agents 78
Insect Control Trials and Management of
Patients with Culicoides Hypersensitivity 78
Immunosuppressive Therapy 80
Index 84

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