Develop your knowledge and understanding of demodectic mange in dogs, an inflammatory, parasitic skin disease. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Canine skin conditions course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of demodectic mange in dogs:
Cause – Demodex canis and other species of Demodex mites present in hair follicle and sebaceous glands of normal dogs. Unknown factor. Secondary superficial and deep pyoderma common.
Signs – alopecia.
Diagnosis – skin scrape, histology.
Treatment – none unless secondary infection or generalized.
Prognosis – Isoxazolines have revolutionized treatment of generalized demodicosis; when previously it was guarded, the prognosis is now good.
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This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Canis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
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This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.