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Small Animal Dermatology for Technicians and Nurses
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List of Contributors xiii Preface xv Acknowledgments xvii Introduction xix Section I The Role of the Veterinary Technician and Nurse 1 1 Managing the Small Animal Dermatology Patient 3 Kim Horne Introduction 3 History 3 Dermatological Procedures 6 Flea Combing 6 Ear Cytology/Swab 9 Skin Cytology 11 Tape Prep (Especially Useful for Finding Yeast on the Skin) 12 Sampling a Pustule 14 Sampling a Crust 14 Skin Scraping 14 Sarcoptes scabiei and Notoedres cati (Feline Scabies) 15 Demodex canis, Demodex cati, Demodex injai 16 Cheyletiella spp., Demodex cornei, Demodex gatoi, Lynxacarus radovsky, Lice (Linognathus setosus, Trichodectes canis, Felicola subrostratus, etc.) 17 Fecal Flotation 17 Trichography 17 Dermatophyte Culture 19 Mackenzie Brush Technique 20 Tape Prep Procedure 20 Skin Punch Biopsy 21 Client Education and Client Compliance 23 Helpful Hints to Improve Client Compliance 24 Capsules and Tablets 24 Injections 24 Bathing 25 Ear Cleaning 25 Handouts 25 Recheck Appointment Options 25 Phone Calls 26 Conclusion 26 References 26 Section II Skin and Ear Diseases 27 2 Bacterial Infections 29 Dawn Logas and Christie Yamazaki Delan Introduction 29 Pathogenesis 29 Surface Pyodermas 29 Clinical Features 30 Diagnostic Tests 31 Treatment 31 Superficial Pyodermas 32 Clinical Features 32 Diagnostic Tests 34 Treatment 35 Deep Pyodermas 35 Clinical Features 35 Diagnostic Tests 38 Treatment 39 Client Education 40 Feline Bacterial Skin Infections 41 Methicillin?Resistant Staphylococcal Infections 42 Conclusion 43 References 43 Recommended Reading 44 3 Malassezia Dermatitis 45 Barbara Haimbach Introduction 45 Clinical Features (Canine) 45 Clinical Features (Feline) 47 Diagnostic Tests 48 Treatment 49 Client Education 50 Conclusion 51 References 51 4 Otitis Externa 53 Dawn Logas Introduction 53 Pathogenesis 53 Clinical Features 57 Diagnostic Tests 58 Treatment 59 Predisposing Factors 59 Primary Causes 60 Perpetuating Factors 60 Ear Cleaning 60 Client Education 63 Conclusion 64 References 64 5 Dermatophytosis 65 Sandra Grable Introduction 65 Pathogenesis 65 Clinical Features 66 Diagnostic Tests 68 Woods Lamp Examination 68 Trichography 69 Fungal Culture 69 Fungal Culture Media and Systems 71 Gross Analysis and Microscopy 71 Common Contaminants 75 Safety Precautions 76 Biopsy/Histopathology 77 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test 77 Treatment 77 Topical Therapy 78 Systemic Antifungals 79 Environment 80 Client Education 80 Conclusion 81 References 84 Recommended Reading 84 Recommended Fungal Identification References 84 Section III Allergic Skin Diseases 85 6 Flea Allergy Dermatitis 87 Missy Streicher Introduction 87 Clinical Features 89 Diagnostic Tests 91 Treatment 92 Client Education 95 Conclusion 100 References 100 Webliography 101 7 Atopic Dermatitis 103 Amanda Friedeck Introduction 103 Pathogenesis 103 Clinical Features (Canine) 104 Clinical Features (Feline) 107 Diagnostic Tests 108 Treatment 111 Client Education 116 Conclusion 117 References 117 8 Food Hypersensitivity 121 Shelley Shopsowitz Introduction 121 Pathogenesis 121 Clinical Features 122 Diagnostic Tests 123 Choosing an Elimination Diet 124 Performing the Diet Trial 125 Dietary Challenge 125 Treatment 125 Client Education 125 Conclusion 128 References 128 Section IV Parasitic Skin Diseases 129 9 Sarcoptic Mange 131 Stephanie B. Duggan Introduction 131 Pathogenesis 131 Clinical Features 132 Diagnostic Tests 133 Treatment 135 Client Education 137 Conclusion 138 References 138 10 Cheyletiellosis 139 Jennie Tait Introduction 139 Pathogenesis 139 Clinical Features 139 Diagnostic Tests 142 Treatment 142 Client Education 145 Conclusion 145 References 145 11 Canine Demodicosis 147 Kim Horne Introduction 147 Clinical Features 149 Diagnostic Tests 150 Treatment 152 Localized Demodicosis 152 Generalized Demodicosis 152 Amitraz 152 Macrocyclic Lactones 153 Isoxazolines 154 Adjunctive Therapy 155 Patient Monitoring 155 Client Education 156 Conclusion 156 References 156 Webliography 157 12 Feline Demodicosis 159 Kim Horne Introduction 159 Follicular Demodicosis (D. cati) 159 Clinical Features 159 Diagnostic Tests 160 Treatment 160 Superficial/Surface Demodicosis (D. gatoi) 161 Clinical Features 161 Diagnostic Tests 162 Treatment 162 Client Education 162 Conclusion 163 References 163 Glossary of Terms 165 Index 171

About the Author

The Editors Kim Horne, AAS, CVT, VTS (Dermatology), is a technician at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN, USA. Marcia Schwassmann, DVM, DACVD, is a dermatologist at Veterinary Dermatology Center in Maitland, FL, USA. Dawn Logas, DVM, DACVD, is a dermatologist at Veterinary Dermatology Center in Maitland, FL, USA.

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