By: Judith Joyce
384 pages, col photos, illus
This book is full of practical advice and information on diagnosing and treating common dermatological problems in small animals. It takes both a problem-orientated approach - with detailed flow charts to illustrate - and a disease-based approach. There are also additional sections on anatomically-localized diseases and on treatment.
INTRODUCTION.SECTION I (the basic tools).1 Terminology and glossary.2 Lesions and descriptive terms.3. Investigation and diagnosis.SECTION 2 - PROBLEM ORIENTATED APPROACH TO THE SKIN CASE.4. The pruritic patient.5. The scaling patient.6. Hair loss.7.Pyoderma.8.Changes in pigmentation.9.Nodular skin disease.SECTION 3 -AETIOLOGICAL APPROACH TO SKIN DISEASE.10.Skin disease caused by ectoparasites.11.Skin disease caused by micro-organisms.12.Skin disease caused by hypersensitivity.13.Immune-mediated skin disease.14.Endocrine skin disease.15. Diseases of the pilosebaceous unit.16.Skin diseases associated with metabolic disorders.Skin Neoplasia to Miscellaneous skin disorders. (6-10 colour plates).SECTION 4 ANATOMICALLY LOCALISED SKIN DISEASES.17. Feet.18. Perianal region.19. Ears.20. Eyes.21. Mouth.22. Face.23. Legs to include Acral lick dermatitis.SECTION 5 TREATMENT.26. Treatment of primary skin disease.27.Treatment of presenting signs and complicating factors.28. Use and abuse of glucocorticoids in skin disease.29.Topical treatments.Further Reading
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Judith Joyce BVetMed, Cert SAD, MRCVS, has put her 28 years of small animal dermatology experience into this highly practical book. She currently works at the Croft Veterinary Hospital, Northumberland, UK, and is responsible for first opinion dermatology service throughout the practice as well as seeing dermatology referrals from surrounding practices.
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