For many vets, common challenges when conducting elimination diet trials include client compliance, practicality and interpretive value, but Vandre Clear offers some pointers to help make the trial meaningful, user-friendly and successful.
Common diseases are seen commonly – but we must not forget that rare diseases can occur too. Here Patricia White describes some of the systemic diseases that can present with dermatologic signs, and offers some pointers for a diagnostic approach.
Both cutaneous and visceral forms of leishmaniasis can occur in regions of the world where the insect vector is endemic; this paper reviews the dermatological forms of the disease, with a focus on clinical signs and potential treatment options.
Successful management of atopic dermatitis often requires sustained therapy to prevent recurrence of the clinical signs and to minimize long-term changes to the skin; this paper offers a brief overview of the current options available.
Most of us do not see pemphigus foliaceus on a daily basis in our feline patients, but we need to know about it; this disease is a challenge in terms of its diagnosis and treatment, and relapse is not uncommon, as the authors explain.
Dogs with sore feet may at first sight be mundane and easy to treat, but pitfalls await the unwary; Rosanna Marsella takes a personal look at what can be a remarkably complex clinical disorder and gives some useful tips for diagnosis and treatment
The cat with miliary dermatitis is often frustrating for both owner and clinician, in that failure to identify the underlying cause and implement appropriate treatment can lead to frequent recurrence. Here Catherine Milley takes us through the logical process of working-up these cases.
Proteinuria is a common and clinically relevant finding when performing a urinalysis, but is not always followed up in a consistent manner by the clinician; Stacie Summers explains the significance of proteinuria in cats and how best to approach the problem.