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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.

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.

Antimicrobial Peptides: The What, The How and The Why

Antimicrobial resistance is a hot topic in both human and veterinary medicine, with concerns flagged that inappropriate use of antibiotics may have contributed to an increase in bacterial resistance worldwide.

Do Shampoos Provide Any Real Benefit in the Management of Skin Disease?

New Atopy Claim for Cortavance with up to 28 Days Use!

Virbac is pleased to announce that Cortavance, the potent topical steroid containing HCA, for the symptomatic treatment of inflammatory and pruritic skin disorders in dogs now provides a first line choice for the potent local control of the symptoms associated with atopy.

Which Topical Antimicrobials Should Be Considered for Otitis Externa?

In light of the current focus on antimicrobial resistance, how does this affect our approach to the treatment of Otitis externa?

Itchy Cat? What Can Be Done?

The work up of “itchy cat syndrome” can be a laborious task with no guarantees of identifying a cause to the pruritus which may be frustrating for both vet and owner alike.

The Use of Ciclosporin in Symmetrical Lupoid Onychitis

A 5 year old female neutered cross-breed dog was seen with an approximate six month history of claw disease.

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.

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.

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