Veterinarian training courses library : Cat / Dermatology

  • DV Diana FERREIRA
    Dipl. ECVD
    Video time : 29 min + MCQ
    Dermatology
    Teaching goals
    • Otitis externa (OE) is defined as an acute or chronic inflammation of the external ear canal. In dogs, it is a very common alteration, being reported to represent up to 20% of all visits seen in the daily small animal clinic. In cats, otitis externa is less common, accounting for about 4% of all medical cases. Although it is often considered a diagnosis, otitis externa is just a clinical sign, almost always resulting from an underlying primary cause, almost always involving a secondary infection, and in which other predisposing and perpetuating factors also contribute to the disease. For the effective management of all cases of otitis, these factors must be identified and controlled.
    • Otitis media (OM) usually occurs as an extension of otitis externa and can occur in up to 80% of cases of chronic otitis, being a frequent cause of therapeutic failure in the management of OE.
    • With this class we intend to define the best diagnostic approach in cases of acute and chronic external otitis.
    DV Diana FERREIRA
    Dipl. ECVD
    Video time : 25 min + MCQ
    Dermatology
    Teaching goals
    • Unlike dogs, external otitis (OE) is much less frequent in cats, being a reason for consultation in only 2% of cases.
    • The primary causes of otitis externa in cats differ to some extent from those in dogs, requiring an adapted and specific diagnostic approach.
    • The purpose of this talk is therefore to summarize the various causes associated with the development of otitis externa in cats.
    DV Diana FERREIRA
    Dipl. ECVD
    Video time : 28 min + MCQ
    Dermatology
    Teaching goals
    • Feline atopic syndrome is a chronic disease and allergenic avoidance, when possible, is the best possible option. If this is not possible, a combination of etiological, symptomatic and nutritional therapies must be instituted, depending on each case
    • The purpose of this lecture is, therefore, to summarize the various treatment options for feline atopic syndrome
    DV Diana FERREIRA
    Dipl. ECVD
    Video time : 23 min + MCQ
    Dermatology
    Teaching goals
    • Cats show unique reactive and lesional patterns in their skin conditions. These reaction patterns reflect the skin's response to various inflammatory stimuli, and they are just that in themselves: patterns, not definitive diagnoses.
    • The most common reaction patterns are usually indicative of allergic disease, however, other differential diagnoses, such as infectious and parasitic diseases, should be systematically considered and excluded.
    • The most common reaction patterns are: self-induced alopecia; head and neck pruritus; miliary dermatitis; eosinophilic granuloma complex.
    • The goals of this class will be to present the clinical presentation of the cutaneous reaction patterns considered characteristic of feline atopic syndrome.
    DV Diana FERREIRA
    Dipl. ECVD
    Video time : 32 min + MCQ
    Dermatology
    Teaching goals
    • Scaling is an accumulation of loose debris from the stratum corneum (corneocytes). Scaling can have various appearances and be dry, thin, slab or greasy and vary in color from white, silver, yellow, brown or grey.
    • Corneocytes are the end product of epidermal keratinization and the normal loss of these cells is not visible to the naked eye as corneocytes are released individually or in small groups. In abnormal scaling, there is a loss of large scales. Scaling may be primary in primary idiopathic seborrhea and ichthyosis. However, scaling is more often secondary to a chronic inflammatory process. In the presence of pruritus, the differential diagnosis should include parasitic infections, allergies, infectious diseases such as pyoderma or Malassezia dermatitis.
    • If pruritus is not present, differential diagnoses should include primary endocrinopathies, demodicosis, dermatophytosis, leishmaniasis, nutritional imbalances, metabolic diseases, and cutaneous neoplasia such as cutaneous epitheliotropic lymphoma. In cats, exfoliative dermatitis associated or not with thymoma should also be considered.
    DV Diana FERREIRA
    Dipl. ECVD
    Video time : 28 min + MCQ
    Dermatology
    Teaching goals
    • LED is a relatively benign, autoimmune condition that affects the dog's nasal planum and in which systemic manifestations are absent.
    • It is the second most common immune-mediated skin pathology in dogs.
    • Exposure to ultraviolet light aggravates and exacerbates LED and there are breeds that may be predisposed since they are reported more frequently, as the Collie, Shetland Sheep Dog, Australian Shepherd, German Shepherd and Siberian Husky.
    • Therapeutic approaches are multiple and different effectiveness has been reported.