Do Sugars Have Any Role in Dermatology Today?
Sugars, or carbohydrates, are the most abundant class of organic compounds found in living organisms. There are two major subfamilies; the simple sugars (monosaccharides) and the complex sugars (oligosaccharides composed of 2-10 monosaccharides and polysaccharides composed of more than 10 monosaccharides).
Hypoallergy and Dermatology Support Diets Are Not The Same Thing!
Clinical diets play an important role in the management of skin disease and can be a critical component of the treatment plan. However, selecting the right diet is key to achieving the best results, given that these diets are different in intended use and nutritional characteristics.
What Can Pet Owners Do at Home to Contribute to the Successful Management of Skin Disease?
Vets are very fortunate to have some outstanding medicines to treat the aetiology and clinical signs of atopy, giving both the pet and the owner relief from the angst of allergic skin disease. However, it is easy to overlook the value of topical therapies and simple environmental management routines, which can play an important role in managing the condition whilst also helping to cultivate client relationships.
The Use of Ciclosporin and HCA in Atopic Dermatitis and Otitis Externa
A 5-year-old, male, neutered, Maltese x Shih Tsu dog presented with intermittent, recurrent and chronic otitis externa; he has had since 4 months of age with the left ear being worse than the right.
The Use of Ciclosporin and HCA and Canine Atopic Dermatitis
A 7-month-old, female, entire, Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla presented with a three-month history of generalised scale and alopecia of the head and neck with severe pruritus and erythema of the ventral abdomen and feet.
Control of the Home Environment in Contributing to the Successful Management of Skin Disease
In this day and age we are blessed with many drugs to treat the cause and symptoms of allergic dermatitis which often results in topical treatments and simple environmental management routines are often not discussed with pet owners.
Case of pododermatitis treated with ciclosporin
A five-year-old, neutered, male, West Highland White terrier presented with a lifelong history of painful pododermatitis that started shortly after acquisition at two months of age.
Considering the Epidermal Barrier in the Management of Dermatology Cases
The skin is the largest and one of the most important organs of the body. It helps to support the internal environment, maintaining hydration through regulation of trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) and playing a part in thermoregulation.