Servet Clinical Guides: Dermatology. Allergies
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Servet Clinical Guides: Dermatology. Allergies

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This book is part of the Servet Clinical Guides collection, in which each volume compiles the most relevant material on the subject matter covered. This volume focuses on dermatology and is centered on the management of allergic patients. This new collection was created with the objective of helping veterinary surgeons during consultations and providing them with useful information to establish a good relationship with clients. The goal is to give answers to owners’ most frequently asked questions in order to guide them in the best possible manner, as well as to help veterinary surgeons ensure owners complete the patients’ prescribed treatments and maintain effective clinical monitoring of all processes. Each of the volumes in this collection will also be very useful to veterinary surgeons to reinforce and expand their knowledge.

Gustavo Machicote Goth

Degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Veterinary surgeon with a focus on dermatology at Vilanova Veterinary Clinic (Vilanova de Arousa, Pontevedra, Spain) since 1990.

Head of the dermatology referral service DERMAPET, consultant in the Dermatology Service at Clínica Veterinaria Fauna de Pontevedra.

Member of the AVEPA (Spanish Small Animal Veterinary Association) Dermatology Group. AVEPA secretary from 2004 to 2009. Full member of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD).

Dermatology training from the European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS).

He has taught many dermatology training courses and published several articles on dermatology in Spanish journals. Author of the book Dermatología canina y felina (Manuales clínicos por especialidades) (Handbooks of clinical specialties. Canine and feline dermatology) and coauthor of other books. Awarded a prize for the best small animal case study at the 3rd and 5th Encontros Veterinarios Galegos (Galician Veterinary Meetings) and the AVEPA Miguel Luera Scientific Prize in 2005.

1. Clinic consultation

What does the owner notice first?

History to guide diagnosis

What leads to clinical suspicion of allergy?

Predisposing factors

Common and rare clinical signs in cats and dogs

Pruritus: key sign in the allergic patient

Protocol for clinical examination

The importance of an overall health assessment

Dermatological assessment

The allergic dog: gross patterns

The allergic cat: reaction patterns

2. Diagnostic protocols

How to make presumptive diagnoses Differential diagnosis

Laboratory tests

Use of a fine comb or brush

Adhesive tape

Impression cytology

Skin scraping


Fine-needle sampling and cytology

Wood’s lamp

Cultures and antibiotic sensitivity tests

Diagnostic criteria of allergies

Search for and confirmation of allergens

3. Communication with clients

Goal for clients: 100 % comprehension

How to educate clients

Management of different owner attitudes

Characteristics of each kind of owner

Difficult situations for the owner related to allergic dermatology

4. Treatment protocols

Management of acute or initial episodes of the disease

Searching for triggers

Use of antiseptics

Shampoo therapy


Control of pruritus

Maintenance of the controlled patient

5. Immunotherapy

Recommendations for the owner: follow-up

The importance of diet

Shampoo therapy and hydration therapy

The importance of avoiding skin parasites

General preventive measures

6. Case studies: experience-based medicine

Case study 1. Feline hypersensitivity


Patient signalment

Important questions to ask the owner when obtaining a history

Analysis of the questions

Diagnostic approach

Differential diagnoses


Clinical course

Chronic cases. Refractory atopy

Information from the history

Thorough examination

7. Further information

Most common complications in dogs with allergy

Cutaneous xerosis

Most common types of allergic pyoderma


Important points on otitis

Malassezia overgrowth

Most common complications in allergic cats

Endocrine disorders and advanced age as aggravating factors in allergies

Alphabetical index


  • Autor/es Gustavo Machicote Goth
  • Fecha de edición mayo 2018
  • Nº Páginas 128
  • Encuadernación Tapa dura
  • Tamaño 17 X 24
  • Idioma Inglés

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