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Hypothyroidism in Dermatology?

Hypothyroidism is a commonly diagnosed endocrinopathy. In fact, it may be the most over diagnosed endocrinopathy in veterinary medicine. But it certainly does exist and may be a component of skin disease in dogs. Understanding what thyroid disorders do and don't do in clinical dermatology is important in deciding whether or not this disease plays a role in clinical cases. This lecture will focus on both clinical and laboratory findings of hypothyroidism and their relevance to dermatologic...

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Dermatophytosis in Dogs and Cats: Diagnosis and Treatment

This one hour presentation will discuss the latest recommendations in dermatophytosis diagnosis including rapid Point of Care (POC) tests which practitioners can do in the clinic (such as Woods lamp examination, trichography and cytology), as well as how to accurately perform and interpret dermatophyte cultures, followed by an in-depth discussion of topical and systemic treatments for dermatophytosis and new evidence based recommendations for environmental decontamination.Created and produced...

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Treatment of Canine Atopic Dermatitis - What's Old and What's New

Watch this Web conference to review the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis. The presentation will include a brief introduction regarding the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis with an emphasis on the role of cytokines and Janus kinase enzymes. The Web conference will include a discussion of the mechanism of action/efficacy/safety features of antihistamines, corticosteroids, cyclosporine, oclacitinib, and allergen-specific immunotherapy, as well as the efficacy and safety of monoclonal...

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Help for the Uncontrollably Itchy Part II: Management of Allergic Skin Diseases

In this lecture we will explain immunotherapy in detail. We will also discuss the many options for symptomatic therapy we currently have for the pruritic patient. Finally we will dissect the treatment plan for several of my itchiest patients to demonstrate how to use the principles explained in Part I and II.Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to...

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Help for the Uncontrollably Itchy Part I: Diagnosis of Allergic Skin Diseases

In this lecture we will discuss the basic rules of diagnosing any severely pruritic dog along with how to diagnose food allergy, contact allergy and insect allergy in some detail.Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.Supported and produced by educational grants from Zoetis in conjunction with NAVC...

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Manage the Bugs to Lower the Drugs: The Importance of Infection Control in Dermatology Case Management

Atopy case not responding like it should? Nothing works? Sometimes the signs of secondary complications are subtle. But when addressed it makes all the difference in the world. This lecture will concentrate on common complicating features of many skin diseases that lead to more successful management of the primary problem and often lower amounts of drug therapies needed overall. When things don't respond like you expect, sometimes you have to step back and look for what you're missing!Please...

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Cushing's Disease: A Dermatologist's Perspective

Cushing's disease is a common endocrinopathy in dogs. Common clinical signs of PU/PD and polyphagia accompanied by an elevated Alkaline phosphatase are often clues to the diagnosis. Other cases, however, present with external changes in haircoat and skin before, or in lieu of these features. This lecture will focus on these differences and the recognition of Cushing's in cases with skin disease as a primary indicator.Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a...

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Innovative Therapies for Skin Disease: What's On the Horizon?

The landscape of veterinary medicine is changing, particularly in light of recent developments in the introduction of monoclonal antibody therapy. Monoclonal antibodies, increasingly being used in human medicine, are now being introduced for their role in the treatment of atopic dermatitis in dogs. Drs. DeBoer and Eeg will discuss the role of monoclonal antibodies and how they can be applied in real clinical cases.Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a...

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Food Allergy: Skin Disease or GI Disease?

As the third most common allergic skin disease in the dog after flea allergy dermatitis and atopic dermatitis,  food allergy can result in gastrointestinal signs, either alone or in combination with dermatologic signs. Dr. Marks discusses what is currently known about the pathophysiology of these conditions; how to diagnose and treat affected dogs, including treatments that can be implemented immediately and while food trials are ongoing; and how to perform a definitive elimination diet...

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Responsible Use of Antimicrobials in the Face of Resistance

This presentation will outline the main issues of infections caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens from both a human medicine and veterinary medicine perspective. Drs. Outerbridge and Zhanel will discuss how we got into this mess, as well as a variety of approaches that are being employed to try to deal with and/or slow down the spread of resistant pathogens, in the hospital setting, community setting and environmental setting.Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference...

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