Servet Clinical Guides: Dermatology. Allergies
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Servet Clinical Guides: Dermatology. Allergies

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This book is part of the Servet Clinical Guides collection, in which each volume compiles the most relevant material on the subject matter covered. This volume focuses on dermatology and is centered on the management of allergic patients. This new collection was created with the objective of helping veterinary surgeons during consultations and providing them with useful information to establish a good relationship with clients. The goal is to give answers to owners’ most frequently asked questions in order to guide them in the best possible manner, as well as to help veterinary surgeons ensure owners complete the patients’ prescribed treatments and maintain effective clinical monitoring of all processes. Each of the volumes in this collection will also be very useful to veterinary surgeons to reinforce and expand their knowledge.

Gustavo Machicote Goth

Degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Veterinary surgeon with a focus on dermatology at Vilanova Veterinary Clinic (Vilanova de Arousa, Pontevedra, Spain) since 1990.

Head of the dermatology referral service DERMAPET, consultant in the Dermatology Service at Clínica Veterinaria Fauna de Pontevedra.

Member of the AVEPA (Spanish Small Animal Veterinary Association) Dermatology Group. AVEPA secretary from 2004 to 2009. Full member of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD).

Dermatology training from the European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS).

He has taught many dermatology training courses and published several articles on dermatology in Spanish journals. Author of the book Dermatología canina y felina (Manuales clínicos por especialidades) (Handbooks of clinical specialties. Canine and feline dermatology) and coauthor of other books. Awarded a prize for the best small animal case study at the 3rd and 5th Encontros Veterinarios Galegos (Galician Veterinary Meetings) and the AVEPA Miguel Luera Scientific Prize in 2005.

1. Clinic consultation What does the owner notice first? History to guide diagnosis What leads to clinical suspicion of allergy? Predisposing factors Common and rare clinical signs in cats and dogs Pruritus: key sign in the allergic patient Protocol for clinical examination The importance of an overall health assessment Dermatological assessment The allergic dog: gross patterns The allergic cat: reaction patterns 2. Diagnostic protocols How to make presumptive diagnoses Differential diagnosis Laboratory tests Use of a fine comb or brush Adhesive tape Impression cytology Skin scraping Trichography Fine-needle sampling and cytology Wood’s lamp Cultures and antibiotic sensitivity tests Diagnostic criteria of allergies Search for and confirmation of allergens 3. Communication with clients Goal for clients: 100 % comprehension How to educate clients Management of different owner attitudes Characteristics of each kind of owner Difficult situations for the owner related to allergic dermatology 4. Treatment protocols Management of acute or initial episodes of the disease Searching for triggers Use of antiseptics Shampoo therapy Diet Control of pruritus Maintenance of the controlled patient 5. Immunotherapy Recommendations for the owner: follow-up The importance of diet Shampoo therapy and hydration therapy The importance of avoiding skin parasites General preventive measures 6. Case studies: experience-based medicine Case study 1. Feline hypersensitivity History Patient signalment Important questions to ask the owner when obtaining a history Analysis of the questions Diagnostic approach Differential diagnoses Discussion Clinical course Chronic cases. Refractory atopy Information from the history Thorough examination 7. Further information Most common complications in dogs with allergy Cutaneous xerosis Most common types of allergic pyoderma Otitis Important points on otitis Malassezia overgrowth Most common complications in allergic cats Endocrine disorders and advanced age as aggravating factors in allergies Alphabetical index Bibliography 
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  • Idioma Inglés
  • Autor/es Gustavo Machicote Goth
  • Año de edición 2018
  • Nº Páginas 128
  • Encuadernación Hard cover
  • Tamaño 17 X 24

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