Hair Loss Disorders in Domestic Animals is an in-depth reference on the pathomechanisms and clinical approaches of all skin diseases in domestic animals that have hair loss as the predominant clinical feature. It presents both basic and clinically-relevant knowledge on alopecic disease in animals. This text is a one-of-a-kind resource providing cutting-edge coverage of the physiology and pathology of hair follicles. Disease-specific chapters include: a detailed description of the disease entity, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical and histopathological diagnosis and treatment modalities.
Explains the whole gamut of skin diseases that can afflict cats and dogs, what's behind the disease, what the veterinarian has to do to identify both the ailment and its causes, and what can be done to bring about a cure.
Covering the diagnosis and treatment of hundreds of dermatologic conditions, Muller and Kirk's Small Animal Dermatology, 7th Edition is today’s leading reference on dermatology for dogs, cats, and pocket pets. Topics include clinical signs, etiology, and pathogenesis of dermatologic conditions including fungal, parasitic, metabolic, nutritional, environmental, and psychogenic. This edition includes full updates of all 21 chapters, and more than 1,300 full-color clinical, microscopic, and histopathologic images. Written by veterinary experts William Miller, Craig Griffin, and Karen Campbell, this resource helps students and clinicians distinguish clinical characteristics and variations of normal and abnormal facilitating accurate diagnosis and effective therapy. Over 1,300 high-quality color images clearly depict the clinical features of hundreds of dermatologic disorders, helping to ensure accurate diagnoses and facilitating effective treatment. Comprehensive coverage includes environmental, nutritional, behavioral, hereditary, and immune-mediated diseases and disorders. Well-organized, thoroughly referenced format makes it easy to access information on skin diseases in dogs, cats, and exotic pets. UPDATES of all 21 chapters include the most current dermatologic information. NEW editors and contributors add new insight and a fresh perspective to this edition.
Alopecia in pets is a common reason for consultation. As all conditions affecting the skin, hair loss is usually striking and causes discomfort to pet owners, not only due to cosmetic reasons but also due to the consequences on their pets health. This book is intended as a highly visual guide on how to diagnose alopecia in dogs and cats, in a structured and methodical manner, based on the distribution pattern and lesions. The large number of images, diagrams, tables and drawings, coupled with clear and practical descriptions, will allow readers to make the most of this work in day-to-day dermatology consultations.
A comprehensive resource to understand the behavioral considerations for intake, management, and rehoming of dogs and cats Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff provides readers with comprehensive information addressing the behavior of both animals and humans associated with the intake, management, and rehoming of dogs and cats. To aid in practical application, the book covers specific behavior considerations in both dogs and cats. Topics are separated by animal to allow for easy accessibility by professionals who are actively working in the field. Sample topics covered within the book include: The behavior issues that are a common cause of pet relinquishment Behavioral assessment, behavior modification, the integration of behavioral well-being into sheltering Welfare assessment, psychopharmacology, safety net programs, and caring for animals during long-term legal holds Equine care and caring for small mammals Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff is a must-have reference for evidence-based practical tips, techniques, and protocols for everyday use in animal shelters by shelter volunteers and staff, as well as professional trainers, behaviorists, and veterinarians working with shelters.
Alopecia, pruritus, scaling & other signs of infective & allergic conditions of the skin, cannot be ignored by the conscientious owner & therefore skin problems form a major part of the work load of the practising veterinarian. This handbook uses a problem-orientated approach to assist the busy veterinarian in the evaluation of small animal dermatoses. Basic diagnostic procedures & essential information on dermatopathology, including an explanation of the majors terms, form the introductorysection of this dermatology manual. The following chapters on skin diseases of the dog, cat & exotic pets contain flow charts to aid the practitioner in diagnosis, numerous colour & black & white photographs are also included. The latest techniques & treatments are covered to enable the veterinarian in the small animal practice or animal hospital to keep up-to-date with recent developments in veterinary dermatology.
This handbook covers the most common topics of skin disease in small animals, their causes, and their medical management in a non-technical, informative, and useful manner accessible to both veterinarians and pet owners.
Great pet care begins with an informed owner. When veterinarians have INSTRUCTIONS FOR VETERINARY CLIENTS: Canine and Feline Skin Diseases at their fingertips, giving the owners the information they need is as easy as 1-2-3. Why? Because this handy, complete collection of dog and cat skin disease handouts is designed to be photocopied, so the veterinarian can give the client a copy of the appropriate handout during an office visit. Each handout is organized with a description of the problem, important treatment points, and precautionary instructions. This valuable book covers approximately 78 skin diseases and 13 general therapies, organized by type of skin problem, such as hypersensitivities, neoplasias and parasitic conditions. Using this binder in veterinary practice increases communication between veterinarian and client, and ensures healthier skin for dogs and cats. * Provides up-to-date information on management of skin diseases in dogs and cats. * Contains helpful assessment and history forms to help the veterinarian diagnose the patient's specific problem and monitor treatment. * Includes handouts on 78 skin problems and 13 therapies. * Packages content in a 3-ring overlay binder with 3-hole punched sheets that allow easy access for photocopying. * Presents information in simple, straight forward language that is easily understood by clients. * Provides space on handouts to write additional information and instructions. * Includes a Preface and How To Use section that describe benefits to busy practitioners and staff, so they get the most out of the handouts.