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Preface. Acknowledgments. Section 1 Basics. Chapter 1 Lesion Description/Terminology. Chapter 2 Practical Cytology. Chapter 3 Diagnostic Culture and Identification (Bacterial and Fungal). Chapter 4 Obtaining a Diagnostic Biopsy. Chapter 5 Lesional and Regional Differentials. Chapter 6 Zoonosis. Section 2 Allergic and Hypersensitivity Dermatitis. Chapter 7 Atopic Dermatitis. Chapter 8 Contact Dermatitis. Chapter 9 Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex. Chapter 10 Food Adverse Reactions. Section 3 Endocrine Dermatoses. Chapter 11 Canine Hyperadrenocorticism. Chapter 12 Feline Hyperadrenocorticism/Skin Fragility Syndrome. Chapter 13 Hypothyroidism. Chapter 14 Noninfl ammatory Alopecia. Section 4 Immunologic and Autoimmune Disorders. Chapter 15 Canine Familial Dermatomyositis. Chapter 16 Discoid (Cutaneous) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Chapter 17 Drug Eruption, Erythema Multiforme, and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. Chapter 18 Granulomatous Sebaceous Adenitis. Chapter 19 Panniculitis. Chapter 20 Pemphigus Complex and Bullous Pemphigoid. Chapter 21 Sterile Nodular Granulomatous Dermatoses. Chapter 22 Uveodermatologic Syndrome. Chapter 23 Vasculitis. Section 5 Infectious Dermatoses. Chapter 24 Bacterial Folliculitis and Emerging Resistant Pyoderma. Chapter 25 Dermatophytosis. Chapter 26 Intermediate and Deep Mycosis. Chapter 27 Leishmaniasis: Protozoan Dermatitis. Chapter 28 Malassezia Dermatitis. Chapter 29 Mycobacterial Infections. Chapter 30 Nocardiosis. Chapter 31 Viral Dermatoses. Section 6 Neoplasias, Cutaneous/Paraneoplastic Dermatoses. Chapter 32 Actinic Dermatoses. Chapter 33 Canine Pre- and Paraneoplastic Syndromes. Chapter 34 Common Skin and Hair Follicle Tumors. Chapter 35 Epitheliotropic Lymphoma. Chapter 36 Feline Paraneoplastic Syndromes. Chapter 37 Histiocytosis. Chapter 38 Mast Cell Tumors. Section 7 Parasitic Disorders. Chapter 39 Biting and Stinging Insects. Chapter 40 Demodicosis (Canine and Feline). Chapter 41 Sarcoptid Mites (Sarcoptes, Cheyletiella, Notoedres, and Otodectes). Section 8 Selected Topics. Chapter 42 Acne, Canine and Feline. Chapter 43 Anal Sac Disorders/Perineal Fistulas. Chapter 44 Behavioral or Self-Injurious Dermatoses. Chapter 45 Disorders of Keratinization. Chapter 46 Otitis Externa, Media, and Interna. Chapter 47 Pododermatitis and Claw Disorders. Chapter 48 Superfi cial Necrolytic Dermatitis (Hepatocutaneous Syndrome). Section 9 Exotic Pet Dermatology. Chapter 49 Ferret. Chapter 50 Guinea Pig. Chapter 51 Hamster. Chapter 52 Hedgehog. Chapter 53 Mouse/Rat. Chapter 54 Rabbit. Appendixes. Appendix A Clinical Management of Pruritic Infl ammatory Skin Disease. Appendix B Canine Genodermatoses/Breed-Predisposition Dermatoses. Appendix C Drug Formulary. Appendix D Client Education Handouts (also available on companion CD). Allergic Dermatitis, Canine & Feline. Allergy Vaccine: Hyposensitization (General Information). Antihistamine/Antipruritic Therapy. Bacterial Infections. Bloodwork Monitoring. Chemotherapy/Immunosuppressive Therapy. Contact Dermatitis. Demodex Mites. Dermatophytosis (Ringworm). Elimination Diet Trial. Granulomatous Sebaceous Adenitis. House Dust Mite: Controlling Exposure. Malassezia Dermatitis (Yeast). Mold Allergies: Controlling Exposure. Otitis (Ear Disease). Pemphigus Foliaceus. Scabies. Shampoo Therapy: Instructions. Surgical/Procedure Discharge Instructions. Symptoms of Cushing's Syndrome. Treatment: Pituitary Cushing's Syndrome. Video-Otoscopy for the Surgical Management of Otitis Media and Chronic Otitis Externa. Suggested Reading. Index.

About the Author

Karen Helton Rhodes, DVM, Diplomate, ACVD, is in privatepractice at Riverdale Veterinary Dermatology in Riverdale, NewJersey. Alexander Werner, VMD, Diplomate, ACVD, is in privatepractice at the Animal Dermatology Center in Studio City,California and in Reno, Nevada.


This book will be a valuable edition to any library andcould easily become the go to text when diagnosing and treatingdermatologic diseases. It will be one that is reached for again andagain by veterinary technicians and veterinarians alike as well asstudents seeking to learn more about veterinarydermatology. (, 1 October 2013) Overall, this is an up-to-date quick reference text fordermatology that would have a good place on most book-shelves ingeneral practice. (Veterinary Times, 1 May2012)"The succinct and practical nature of the book makes it anexcellent handy reference guide, with a surprising amount of detailon each condition." (JSAP, 2012) "The following chapters (all beautifully illustrated with colourphotographs) look at the various conditions according to theiraetiology... I would recommend that you protect and reinforce thesoft cover of this Clinical Companion because I believe it won'tresist the intensive use it is likely to get in the consultingroom." (Vets Today, 2011) "This book is well laid out with lots of colour clinicalpictures, and is easy to follow... Overall, this is an up-to-datequick reference text for dermatology that would earn its place onmost bookshelves in general practice." (Veterinary Times, 22 August2011) "Overall, this book is an excellent tool for any busy companionanimal clinician, providing the right amount of information, in theright format for first opinion practice. " (Veterinary Practice, 1July 2011) "This book offers a quick overview of a variety of dermatologicdiseases in small animals and a small amount of information onpathogenesis and treatment. The bullet-point format lends itself tofast, easy reading and the client handout templates are ofparticular interest for general practitioners. This editionsignificantly updates the first edition, published in 2002."(Doody's, April 2011)

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