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A Colour Handbook of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat UK by McKeever, Patrick

By McKeever, Patrick

Following the good fortune and demanding approval for the 1st version, the second one variation of Skin ailments of the puppy and Cat is being both good approved, via reviewers and readers alike.

The strengths of the 1st variation were preserved:

  • Problem-oriented process; the publication is prepared in twelve chapters overlaying dermatoses categorised by means of their precept proposing sign
  • Concise systematically established textual content; definition, aetiology and pathogenesis, scientific gains, differential diagnoses, diagnostic exams, management
  • Focus is on scientific perform and the necessity to clarify the sickness to the owner
  • Superb and generously sized color images and diagrams
  • Clear straightforward layout - one in step with web page or unfold of pages
  • Referenced all through to provide the clinician entry to the literature

Within the framework and in gentle of the exponential development of knowledge in small animal dermatology given that first book, the authors have revised the complete textual content for the recent moment variation, extra twenty-one new sections and 100 and thirty-one new color photographs. the result's a instruction manual that's functional, huge and updated in its content material, fantastically illustrated and designed. the hot moment version is of worth to veterinary practitioners and scholars, veterinary nurses, and technicians.

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Selamectin or moxidectin/ imidacloprid every 2–4 weeks can be effective in dogs. All associated animals should be treated concomitantly. As the mites may live in the environment for up to ten days, it would be appropriate to thoroughly vacuum floors and furniture to which the animals have access, and to treat these areas with a flea premise spray. KEY POINTS • Cheyletiellosis may be very hard to prove – if you suspect it, treat it. • Remember to treat the environment in addition to all in-contact cats or dogs.

Periocular dermatitis This will evidence itself as varying degrees of erythema, alopecia, and lichenification about the eyes. A conjunctivitis may be present and the animals will scratch at their eyes or rub them along furniture or the floor. It may occur as the only sign or in conjunction with other features of atopic dermatitis. 1% applied to the eyes and the skin around the eyes 3–4 times a day are often very beneficial. 2% ciclosporin ointment applied twice daily to remission and then tapering the frequency is also effective.

Primary lesions (erythematous papules) on the ventral midline of a Labrador Retriever. 36 CHAPTER 1 Pruritic dermatoses 21 tend to mask these primary lesions. There is usually a well-defined margin between affected and normal skin (21). Pruritus is variable, but may be intense1–3,6. The distribution of the lesions reflects the exposed contact areas and, therefore, hairless dogs and cats are at more risk7. Clinical signs are usually confined to sparsely haired skin, but prolonged contact will result in extension to adjacent areas and, with time, the chin, ventral pinna, ventral neck, medial limbs, and the entire ventrum will be affected1,5.

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