Small Animal Dermatology… Scratching your head?
This veterinary thought exchange online tutored course takes a more detailed look at the investigation and management of dermatological conditions in dogs and cats. Skin disorders are very common clinical presentations in small animal practices, but that doesn’t mean their diagnosis and treatment are always straightforward. Itchy pets, and those with ear disease, make up a huge percentage of what we do in practice; they can be particularly frustrating for vets and owners alike. We hope to help you take the sting out of these patients with this immersive and interactive learning experience. Through online lectures and case discussions, you will learn how to confidently approach the dog and cat presenting with clinical signs of skin disease in a logical and scientific manner. This course is designed to support you in your approach to working up and managing these cases.
The course is run by the amazing Ariane Neuber DrMedVet CertVD DECVD MRCVS (EBVS & RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology). It runs over a nine-week period and takes around 11 hours to complete. The course is delivered via video webinars and supplemented with discussion forums and live chats with the course tutor, giving you the opportunity to ask questions or discuss cases you may be facing in your practice.
Access to this course is for 12 months from the start of the course going live on our website. If you sign up to the course after the live sessions have run, you will still be able to access the recordings from the live sessions. The discussion forum will be monitored for the course duration only.
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• Outline a logical approach to history taking in veterinary dermatology
• Describe dermatological lesions & their distribution
• Identify the most appropriate diagnostic tests to perform
- Understand the diseases causing pruritus in the dog
- Recognize clinical patterns associated with the different diseases
- Describe a logical approach to pruritic dogs
- Recognize feline cutaneous reaction patterns
- Identify the best approach to itchy cats
- Understand species differences of pruritus in the dog and cat
- Review primary, secondary, predisposing and perpetuating factors
- Develop an understanding of otic cytology
- Identify treatment strategies for chronic otitis
- Describe patterns of alopecia
- Identify appropriate diagnostic tests for alopecic patients
- Outline treatment options for alopecia
- Review diseases causing scaling & crusting in the dog and cat
- Describe a logical approach to patients suffering from scaling or crusting disorders
- Outline the treatment options for pets with scaling and crusting disorders
- Outline underlying factors in pododermatitis
- Choose appropriate analgesia for affected patients
- Describe management strategies suitable for claw disease
- Define your treatment choices for dermatological patients
- Describe of potential side effects of dermatological therapeutics
- Identify strategies to increase client compliance
- Your chance to discuss any cases you are struggling with.
- We will bring along a few interesting cases too!
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