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1st Edition

Dermatology for the Equine Practitioner

ISBN 9780429163142
Published December 30, 2005 by Teton NewMedia
110 Pages

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Book Description

This book deals exclusively with the equine dermatological problems that the clinician is most likely to see in the practice, ideal for the practitioner who must quickly diagnose and treat the problems. The highly illustrated format helps guide the practitioner towards an effective diagnosis and treatment plan. Coverage progresses from a detailed description of all diagnostic tests and procedures, to clinical evaluation of the patient and test results, to presentation of the treatment options that are realistic for the condition involved. The drug information is selective and designed to answer the questions the practitioner is most likely to have. Treatment protocols for bacterial infections, pruritus, fungal infections and ectoparasitcal infections are discussed in detail. Over 80 color images along with tables and flow charts provide quick access to important diagnostic and treatment information.

Published by Teton New Media  USA and distributed by CRC Press outside North America.

Table of Contents


Section 1 How To
Dermatologic History 4
Dermatologic Examination 9
Diagnostic Tests Useful in
Equine Dermatology 17
Cytology 17
Superficial Skin Scrapings 22
Deep Skin Scrapings 24
Fungal Culture 24
Trichogram 29
Biopsy 29
Serum Testing For Allergen-Specific IgE 34
Diagnostic Trials 35
Diet Trial 35
Insect Control Trial 36

Section 2 The Approach to Common
Dermatologic Presentations
The Pruritic Horse 40
The Horse with Papules, Pustules and Crusts 47
The Horse with Nodules 55
The Horse with Alopecia 63

Section 3 Treatments
Shampoo Therapy For Various Skin Conditions 70
Treatment of Bacterial Infections 72
Treatment of Pruritus 74
Glucocorticoids 74
Antihistamines 75
Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy 76
Ectoparasiticidal Agents 78
Insect Control Trials and Management of
Patients with Culicoides Hypersensitivity 78
Immunosuppressive Therapy 80
Index 84

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