- Zeroing in on canine atopic dermatitis
- What makes dogs itch?
- Retrospective evaluation of Apoquel® (oclacitinib) for the treatment of atopic dermatitis. Part 2: monitoring for side effects.
- Apoquel vs. Atopica: a comparison of two medications to control atopic dermatitis in dogs
- Retrospective evaluation of Apoquel® (oclacitinib) for the treatment of 117 dogs with atopic dermatitis. Part 1: control of pruritus (itch).
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Variability of allergen-specific immunotherapy formulation
Allergen-specific immunotherapy (ASIT) is often discussed as though it represents a uniform treatment option. In fact, the process of customizing an allergen prescription for a pet is not standardized and there is a great deal of subjectivity involved, even when … Continue reading
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Getting the most from your skin biopsies
It’s frustrating for you and your clients if a skin biopsy result comes back non-diagnostic. Here are some of the things I do to get the most information that I can from dermatopathology. 1. For inflammatory skin diseases, do not … Continue reading
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Diagnosing Canine Atopic Dermatitis
How do you diagnose atopic dermatitis in a dog? That’s right. Based upon clinical features. Serum IgE and intradermal testing can be used to identify potential allergens, but the tests are not sensitive or specific enough to rely upon for … Continue reading
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5 Tips for Better Skin Scrapings
What can I possibly teach you about that most basic test in veterinary dermatology, the skin scraping? Taking a skin scraping seems like a simple enough technique, yet at least once per month I am able to find a mite … Continue reading
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