Designed to aid the veterinary student and clincician in recognising skin disorders, this unique handbook has a user friendly format for easy reference. It is a condensed guide that provides direction in choosing the most appropriate and applicable diagnostic tests, and offering current therapeutic options. The book consists of a series of 13 diagnostic algorithms coupled with concise lists and tables of pertinent information (points to be considered regarding laboratory profiles and selection, biopsies, coexistent disease, drugs and systemic insecticides requiring special use, breed predilection, and outcomes), and carefully selected color photographs allowing the user to match what is seen with a specific diagnosis. The drug formulary is tailored to the compounds specific to dermatology.
FEATURES: - Informational guide with steps to obtain diagnostic biopsy samples for practical cytol ogy with multiple colour plates - Includes photographic examples and brief descriptions of differential diagnoses based on clinical patterns, such as cases of alopecia, erosive and ulcerative disorders, scaling and crusting dermatoses, exfoliative disorders, papular and nodular dermatoses, and vesicular and pustular dermatoses - Client Education Handouts offer extensive information on a specific disorder and act as an adjunct to the clinicians explanation and instructions owners can study at home in a stress-free environment - Exotic Pet Dermatology section covers common dermatologic disorders of guinea pigs, ferrets, rabbits, and mice. A compilation of unique dermatoses and an explanation of the appropriate and efficacious use of topical therapy - Dermatopathology drug formulary has been added, and colour photographs are co-ordinated with each chapte
Table of Contents
Section 1- DiagnosticsChapter 1: Practical Cytology, James Noxon and Elizabeth GoldmanChapter 2: Dermatohistopathology: Obtaining a Diagnostic Biopsy, Karen Helton Rhodes Section 2 u Differential Diagnoses Based on Clinical PatternsChapter 3: Alopecia, Canine, Karen Helton-Rhodes, Karin M. BealeChapter 4: Alopecia, Feline, Karen Helton-RhodesChapter 5: Erosive and Ulcerative Dermatoses, Daniel O. MorrisChapter 6: Exfoliative Dermatoses, Alexander H. WernerChapter 7: Papular and Nodular Dermatoses, Karen A. Kuhl and Jean Swingle GreekChapter 8: Vesicular and Pustular Dermatoses. Ellen C. Codner and Karen Helton Rhodes Section 3 u Differential Diagnoses Based on Regional Lesion(s)Chapter 9: Pododermatitis, K. Marcia MurphyChapter 10: Nail and Nailbed Disorders, Ellen C. Codner and Karen Helton RhodesChapter 11: Interdigital Dermatitis, David Duclos and Karen Helton RhodesChapter 12: Nasal Dermatosis, Ellen C. Codner and Karen Helton RhodesChapter 13: Depigmenting Disorders, John G. GordonChapter 14: Otitis Externa and Media, Alexander H. WernerChapter 15: Otitis Meda and Interna, Richard J. JosephChapter 16: Anal Sac Disorders, Jon D. PlantChapter 17: Perianal Fistula, Michael A. Crystal and Brett M. FederChapter 18: Canine and Feline Acne, David Duclos and Karen Helton RhodesChapter 19: Acral Lick Dermatitis, Karen A. Kuhl, Jean S. Greek and Karen Helton Rhodes Section 4: Parasitic DermatosesChapter 20: Ticks and Tick Control, Steven A. LevyChapter 21: Tick Bite Paralysis, Paul A. CuddenChapter 22: Fleas and Flea Control, Karen A. Kuhl and Jean S. GreekChapter 23: Flea Control Products, John MacDonaldChapter 24: Cheyletiellosis, Alexander H. WernerChapter 25: Sarcoptic Mange, Linda Medleau and Keith A. HnilicaChapter 26: Demodicosis, Karen Helton RhodesChapter 27: Ear Mites: Otodectes, Karen A. KuhlChapter 28: Amitraz Toxicity, Steven R. HansenChapter 29: Ivermectin Toxicity, Allan J. PaulChapter 30: Organophosphate and Carbamate Toxicity, Steven R. Hansen and Elizabeth A. Curry-GalvinChapter 31: Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicity, Steven R. Hansen and Elizabeth A. Curry-Galvin Section 5 u Allergic and Hypersensitivity DermatitisChapter 32: Pruritus, W. Dunbar GramChapter 33: Clinical Management of Pruritic Inflammatory Skin Disease, Karen Helton RhodesChapter 34: Hypersensitivity Reaction: Anaphylaxis, Paul W. SnyderChapter 35: Inhalant/Percutaneous Allergic Dermatitis: "Atopy , John D. Plant and Lloyd M..ReedyChapter 36: Food Reactions: Allergic/Irritant, David DuclosChapter 37: Contact Dermatitis, Alexander H. Werner and Margaret SwartoutChapter 38: Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex, Alexander H. WernerChapter 39: Hypereosiniophilic Syndrome, Karen M. YoungChapter 40: Cutaneous Drug Eruption, Daniel O. Morris Section 6 u Infectious DermatosesChapter 41: Sepsis and Bacteremia, Sharon K. FoosheeChapter 42: Abscessation, Johnny D. HoskinsChapter 43: Bacterial Pyoderma: Folliculitis and Furunculosis, Ellen C. Codner and Karen Helton RhodesChapte
Karen Helton Rhodes, DVM