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Patients with dermatological disease

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Abstract

The effect of pain or discomfort induced by intractable pruritus on an animal’s quality of life has not traditionally been addressed at length in veterinary dermatology texts, yet chronic skin disease undoubtedly has a significant impact on the health and well being of both the pet and the family. This chapter explains Skin innervation and the perception of pain and pruritus; Pruritus in dogs; and Pruritus in cats. Chronic otitis externa in a dog; Non-seasonal pruritus in a dog.

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Image of Severe chronic otitis externa. A purulent discharge can be clearly seen. (Courtesy of Peter Forsythe)
Severe chronic otitis externa. A purulent discharge can be clearly seen. (Courtesy of Peter Forsythe) Severe chronic otitis externa. A purulent discharge can be clearly seen. (Courtesy of Peter Forsythe)
Image of Malassezia organisms in a cytology smear. Diff-Quik; original magnification X100
Malassezia organisms in a cytology smear. Diff-Quik; original magnification X100 organisms in a cytology smear. Diff-Quik; original magnification X100
Image of Performing video-otoscopy (VO) on an anaesthetized dog.
Performing video-otoscopy (VO) on an anaesthetized dog. Performing video-otoscopy (VO) on an anaesthetized dog.
Image of Flushing technique using a VO system. (a) Note the polypropylene catheter targeting tenacious debris. (b) The same ear canal after several cycles of flushing and suctioning. Reproduced from BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Endoscopy and Endosurgery.
Flushing technique using a VO system. (a) Note the polypropylene catheter targeting tenacious debris. (b) The same ear canal after several cycles of flushing and suctioning. Reproduced from BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Endoscopy and Endosurgery. Flushing technique using a VO system. Note the polypropylene catheter targeting tenacious debris. The same ear canal after several cycles of flushing and suctioning. Reproduced from
Image of Chronic otitis externa results in hyperplasia of the affected tissue, stenosis of the ear canals and impaired conductive hearing.
Chronic otitis externa results in hyperplasia of the affected tissue, stenosis of the ear canals and impaired conductive hearing. Chronic otitis externa results in hyperplasia of the affected tissue, stenosis of the ear canals and impaired conductive hearing.
Image of Significant ulceration and discharge are associated with a pseudomonal ear infection. This patient had previously undergone lateral wall resection. (Courtesy of Peter Forsythe)
Significant ulceration and discharge are associated with a pseudomonal ear infection. This patient had previously undergone lateral wall resection. (Courtesy of Peter Forsythe) Significant ulceration and discharge are associated with a pseudomonal ear infection. This patient had previously undergone lateral wall resection. (Courtesy of Peter Forsythe)
Image of Acupuncture needle in ST 36. (Courtesy of Samantha Lindley)
Acupuncture needle in ST 36. (Courtesy of Samantha Lindley) Acupuncture needle in ST 36. (Courtesy of Samantha Lindley)
Image of Owners should be taught the correct way to give ear drops.
Owners should be taught the correct way to give ear drops. Owners should be taught the correct way to give ear drops.
Image of Labrador with atopic dermatitis. Note the self-induced alopecia, erythema and lichenification on his limbs, paws and ventral abdomen. (Reproduced from the BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Dermatology, 2nd edn)
Labrador with atopic dermatitis. Note the self-induced alopecia, erythema and lichenification on his limbs, paws and ventral abdomen. (Reproduced from the BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Dermatology, 2nd edn) Labrador with atopic dermatitis. Note the self-induced alopecia, erythema and lichenification on his limbs, paws and ventral abdomen. (Reproduced from the )
Image of Medicated shampoo being applied to a pruritic dog. (Courtesy of Liz Mullineaux)
Medicated shampoo being applied to a pruritic dog. (Courtesy of Liz Mullineaux) Medicated shampoo being applied to a pruritic dog. (Courtesy of Liz Mullineaux)
Image of (Left) A 10-month-old female spayed Labrador Retriever with adverse food reaction. Clinical signs are facially orientated. (Right) The same dog after 4 weeks on a hypoallergenic diet trial. (Reproduced from BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dermatology, 2nd edn)
(Left) A 10-month-old female spayed Labrador Retriever with adverse food reaction. Clinical signs are facially orientated. (Right) The same dog after 4 weeks on a hypoallergenic diet trial. (Reproduced from BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dermatology, 2nd edn) (Left) A 10-month-old female spayed Labrador Retriever with adverse food reaction. Clinical signs are facially orientated. (Right) The same dog after 4 weeks on a hypoallergenic diet trial. (Reproduced from )
Image of Padded beds can harbour dust mites.
Padded beds can harbour dust mites. Padded beds can harbour dust mites.
Image of Ramps can help dogs with limited mobility get in and out of cars. (Courtesy of Samantha Lindley)
Ramps can help dogs with limited mobility get in and out of cars. (Courtesy of Samantha Lindley) Ramps can help dogs with limited mobility get in and out of cars. (Courtesy of Samantha Lindley)

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