Practical Equine Dermatology
2. Edition February 2022
224 Pages, Softcover
Practical Approach Book
Price: 89,90 €
Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping
A practical and comprehensive reference for equine dermatology cases
The newly revised Second Edition of Practical Equine Dermatology delivers a thorough exploration of common dermatological conditions affecting horses whilst also drawing attention to rarer conditions.
The book offers detailed advice on treatments and products currently available on the veterinary market in a problem-oriented layout that provides a practical approach to quick and efficient diagnosis. Clinical presentations, diagnostic features, and disorder management for each described condition are presented in an easy-to-digest bullet-point format supported by concise references and recommendations for further reading.
An ideal quick reference for veterinary practitioners on the key points of equine skin conditions, this new edition also includes:
* A thorough introduction to the diagnostic approach, including taking an accurate history, the clinical examination, and diagnostic tests.
* Comprehensive exploration of pruritus, including contagious conditions, such as ectoparasites and helminth infestation, and non-contagious conditions, such as insect attack and atopic dermatitis.
* Practical discussion of crusting and scaling, including primary seborrhoea and infectious causes, such as superficial fungal infections and environmental factors.
* In-depth examination of ulcers and erosions, nodules and swellings, coat problems, and pigmentary disorders.
Perfect for any practising veterinarian seeing equine cases in first opinion practice, Practical Equine Dermatology will also be of use to veterinary students with an interest in equine veterinary medicine.
1 The diagnostic approach 1
Taking the history 1
Clinical examination 3
Diagnostic tests 4
References and Further reading 12
2 Pruritus 13
Contagious conditions 14
Ectoparasitic infestations 14
Free-living mite infestations 19
Helminth infestations 23
Microbial infections 24
Hypersensitivity disorders 27
Immune-mediated disease 35
Neurogenic pruritus 35
References and Further reading 36
3 Crusting and Scaling 37
Idiopathic seborrhoeic conditions 37
Secondary, acquired keratinisation and crusting disorders 40
Infectious causes 40
Immune-mediated causes 52
Environmental causes 61
Uncertain aetiology 63
References and Further reading 75
4 Ulcers and Erosions 77
Contagious causes 77
Immune-mediated causes 83
Congenital and hereditary causes 90
Environmental causes 95
Neoplastic causes 99
Miscellaneous dermatoses 99
References and Further reading 105
5 Papules, Nodules, and Masses 106
Physical conditions 106
Viral conditions 113
Bacterial infections 119
Fungal infections 128
Parasitic conditions 132
Immune-mediated conditions 135
Miscellaneous causes 154
References and Further reading 166
6 Coat Problems 168
Other abnormalities 178
References and Further reading 182
7 Pigmentary Disorders 183
Genetics of skin and coat colour 183
Hypopigmentation disorders 185
References and Further reading 192
8 Therapy in Equine Dermatology 193
Availability of veterinary medicines for equine patients 193
References and Further reading 194
Janet D. Littlewood is a Specialist Veterinary Dermatologist and Consultant at Rossdales Equine Hospital, Suffolk, UK.
David H. Lloyd is Emeritus Professor of Veterinary Dermatology at the Royal Veterinary College, UK.
J. Mark Craig is a Veterinary Dermatologist, Re-Fur-All Referrals, Newbury, UK.