1st Edition

Dermatology for the Equine Practitioner

By Ralf S. Mueller Copyright 2005
    110 Pages
    by Teton NewMedia

    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.

    Section1 How To
    Dermatologic History
    Dermatologic Examination
    Diagnostic Tests Useful in
    Equine Dermatology
    Superficial Skin Scrapings
    Deep Skin Scrapings
    Fungal Culture
    Serum Testing For Allergen-Specific IgE
    Diagnostic Trials
    Diet Trial
    Insect Control Trial
    Section2 The Approach to Common
    Dermatologic Presentations
    The Pruritic Horse
    The Horse with Papules, Pustules and Crusts
    The Horse with Nodules
    The Horse with Alopecia
    Section3 Treatments
    Shampoo Therapy For Various Skin Conditions
    Treatment of Bacterial Infections
    Treatment of Pruritus
    Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy
    Ectoparasiticidal Agents
    Insect Control Trials and Management of
    Patients with Culicoides Hypersensitivity
    Immunosuppressive Therapy
    Recommended Readings


    Ralf S. Mueller