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Dermatology

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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2004
A 14-year-old, 41-lb (18.5-kg), spayed female collie-mix presented for evaluation of intense pruritus and gradually worsening skin disease of more than one year's duration.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2004
Cyclosporine is an immunosuppressive drug that suppresses T-helper and T-suppressor cells and inhibits interleukin-2.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2004
How much success have you had using topical tacrolimus as a single agent once or twice a day to treat perianal fistulas?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
We have pretty much resolved ourselves to pigeonholing our pruritic dogs into the categories of atopy, food allergy and ectoparasites as a reason for their itching.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
For those nonseasonal pruritic patients where food elimination trials haven't been helpful and steroids seem to help or those patients with nonseasonal recurrent otitis or pyoderma, an allergy to house dust mites or food storage mites should be considered. Dust mites are the leading cause of allergy/asthma in humans. In dogs, it appears to exceed flea allergy as the most common intradermal skin test reaction. An estimated 30-80 percent of atopic dogs and cats skin test positive to dust mites (Photo 1). Of the two types of dust mites, Dermatophagoides farinae and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, cats tend to be allergic to
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2003
By dvm360.com staff
Test your dermatology skills on the following cases. What would you do first? Which diagnostics would yield the most information yet not break your client's wallet? Are you seeing an unusual disease or more commonly, an unusual manifestation of a common disease?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2003
Q. I have a cat with a rodent ulcer that used to respond to steroid injections. Is there anything new for this?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2003
In my last article, I discussed skin diseases that result from not enough sun exposure, i.e. seasonal flank alopecia or light responsive alopecia. With the coming of summer, it is timely to offer attention to skin diseases that are exacerbated by sunlight.
Apr 01, 2003
At one time or another, we have all made the same mistakes when working up a dermatology case. To help us all save time and get the most information with the least amount of work, I thought I would address what in my referral practice appear to be the most commonly made mistakes when working up a dermatology patient.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2003
Coming off of a long, dark winter as we are in the Midwest, we're confronted with a unique disease seen in certain breeds of dogs. Light responsive alopecia or seasonal flank alopecia is most often seen at this time of the year.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2003
Editor's Note: In our ongoing telemedicine series, Dr. Johnny Hoskins presents medical case studies. The format is heavily focused on radiology and ultrasonography and details complicated, yet fairly common cases most veterinarians will be exposed to in practice.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2003
"Why does my dog have dry skin? Didn't I wash off all the shampoo? Am I bathing him too much? Does he need a conditioner?" We have all been asked these questions many times. With the winter months upon us for those in the colder areas of the country, the low humidity often causes humans to have "dry skin". This may be true for our canine patients as well, however dry skin in dogs may be the result of several underlying diseases (Photo 1).
Sep 01, 2002
Dr. Alice Jeromin identifies skin conditions that can serve as early warning signs of internal disease. Using these clues practitioners can help prolong the lives of their patients.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2002
Canine scabies is often missed (reportedly 70 percent of the time) and should always be considered.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2002
All of us, at one time or another, were probably guilty of treating one of our sarcoptic mange patients as an allergic patient. It is the perfect example of a patient with the same clinical appearance and symptoms of two diseases: atopy vs. sarcoptic mange.