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Articles by Patrick Hensel, DVM, DACVD

Dermatologic tests: tips and tricks (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Skin and ear problems are very common reasons for dogs and cats being presented to a veterinarian. These animals can suffer from many different skin diseases with a wide range of underlying causes. Because the skin has a limited range to react to the different insults a straight-forward diagnosis is commonly not possible, especially in patients with chronic skin diseases.

Managing fleas and mites (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Fleas are still the most common cause for parasite induced pruritic skin problems in many geographical regions. Since the nineteen's many different drugs and preventative have been introduced to prevent and to treat flea infestation, and certainly the occurrence of severe widespread infestations have declined. However, the lack of pet owner compliance and neglect of addressing environmental flea ainfestation are probably the most common causes for a chronic recurring flea problem.

Pustules and crusts: What else can it be besides pyoderma? (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Pustules, crusts and epidermal collarettes are superficial skin lesions which are often seen in association with superficial pyoderma. Although in such situations a pyoderma is the most likely diagnosis and antibiotic therapy is justified, other diseases should be considered, especially after poor response to initial therapy.

My dog has MRSA: what does it mean and how to fight the bug (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Canine pyoderma is a common secondary problem, a leading cause of antibiotic use in dogs, and an often frustrating problem for vets and pet owners alike. Unlike many other types of infections, skin infections are often recurrent. This frequently leads to an ongoing cycle of being on and off of antibiotics.

Optimizing topical therapy (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Topical therapy is an important symptomatic and complimentary treatment option in the management of various skin diseases. Canine skin is often more sensitive than is human skin due to anatomical and physiological differences, including differences in the thickness of the stratum corneum, skin pH and hair follicle density which can facilitate cutaneous penetration of active ingredients.

New drugs in dermatology (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

In the field of veterinary medicine we see a constant search for newer, more effective, and convenient but inexpensive drugs with lesser side effects. Not only new drugs are interesting, but old drugs are occasionally rediscovered for new indications.

Nail diseases (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Concurrent claw problems are not unusual in many skin diseases, but rare as the only dermatological problem. The most common disease affecting single claws are: trauma, bacterial or fungal infections; the most common condition affecting multiple claws would be onychodystrophy.

The growing family of flea preventives: What to pick for what (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Fleas are still the most common cause for parasite induced pruritic skin problems. Since the nineteen's many different drugs and preventative have been introduced to prevent and to treat flea infestation, and certainly the occurrence of severe widespread infestations have declined.

Simple diagnostic tools in veterinary dermatology (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Skin and ear problems are very common reasons for dogs and cats being presented to a veterinarian. These animals can suffer from many different skin diseases with a wide range of underlying causes.

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