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Articles by Marcia Schwassman, DVM, DACVD

Marcia Schwassman, DVM, DACVD

Management of canine allergic dermatitis (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

There is no magic injection, pill or salve that is going to cure allergies.

How I treat Pseudomonas otitis (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

The causes of otitis externa can be categorized into predisposing, primary and perpetuating factors.

Insect bite allergy: Fleas, mosquitoes and Culicoides (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

The diagnosis and management of insect bite allergy is still an important part of my specialty practice. I diagnose on average 2 to 3 new cases per week.

Approach to the pruritic cat (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

A multitude of diseases can cause pruritus in the cat, from infectious diseases to allergic diseases to neoplasia.

What's new in dermatology (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

Multiple new flea control products have been released in the past few years.

How to love and care for cocker spaniel ears (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

Cocker spaniels have higher yeast carriage in the ear and it may be easier for the yeast to cause disease.

Update on topical therapy (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

Information about glycotechonology, T8 Keto Flush, Douxo products, imiquimod, tacrolimus and more.

Dermatologic diagnostics: What you can do in clinic (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

Cytology is done primarily to identify infectious organisms, in particular bacteria (cocci versus rods) and yeast (Malassezia).

Help for the uncontrollably itchy (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

What do you do with those dogs that have been diagnosed with atopy but are not getting better or better enough with treatment? Unfortunately, there are no magic potions either from the past or present that are going to easily fix these patients. Owners of these dogs need to understand some basic concepts about pruritic diseases. First, pruritus is a common presenting sign for both allergic and non-allergic dermatopathies. Second, your long term goal is not necessarily to stop the itch completely, but to decrease it to a level comfortable for both the client and the patient. Third, pruritic diseases are not mutually exclusive. This means that the same patient can have 3 or 4 different problems that make him itch.


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