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Articles by Christine Rees, DVM, DACVD

Christine Rees, DVM, DACVD


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Differential diagnoses for draining tract lesions in dogs and cats (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

Draining tracts or fistulous tracts are tract lesions that connect with a central area or focus of inflammation to the skin's surface. Draining tracts are most commonly associated with nodules which are large (greater than 0.5 cm), firm, raised usually circular lesions that extend down into the dermis.

Food allergies in the dog and cat (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

Etiology is a type I hypersensitivity predominantly but a type III and type IV reaction may also occur. Animals are predisposed to develop food allergy through undefined genetic factors.

Scaling or keratinization disorders in dogs (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

Scaling or keratinization disorders are a common dermatologic condition in dogs. This dermatologic problem can be described in two methods (i.e. clinical signs and etiology).

Atopic dermatitis in cats and dogs (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

Canine and feline atopic dermatitis (atopy, allergic inhalant dermatitis) is a hereditary, pruritic (itchy) skin disease. The disease is caused by an allergic reaction to the inhalation of pollens, mold spores, dust, or epidermals (animal dander, feathers wool). Upon future challenge with that specific allergen, IgE molecules are bridged on the mast cell surface.

Having a complex over eosinophilic granuloma complex? (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

Eosinophilic granuloma complex is a dermatologic condition most commonly seen in cats. Allergies such as food allergy, atopy and insect hypersensitivities have been associated with this syndrome. If the allergic cause for this dermatitis is not found than the EGC is described as being idiopathic.

Mystery dermatology: cases that make you go "Huh?" (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

Signalment: 3 years old, castrated male, DSH

Diagnosing and managing ear disease (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

Several different diagnostic and medical treatment options exist for treating otitis in dogs and cats. It is important that the veterinarian know all of the options that are available so that they can make recommendations to the pet owner.

New drug therapies in veterinary dermatology (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

Veterinarians are always in search of the "magic bullet" to treat their dermatologic patients. This desire to obtain better treatments has lead to the discovery of many new therapies and new dermatological applications for older medications. Many of the newer treatments that we will discuss been recognized in veterinary medicine because of successes being reported anecdotally.

Shampoo therapy: making sense of all of the choices (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

Shampoo therapy is an important adjuvant therapy in pets for treating a variety of dermatologic conditions. In order to get the maximum benefit of the shampoos, the shampoos need to be used properly. Contact time is of utmost importance when using shampoos.

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