Develop your knowledge and understanding of otitis externa in dogs. 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 otitis externa in dogs:
Cause – numerous, categorized into predisposing factors, primary and secondary causes and perpetuating factors.
Signs – pruritus shown by scratching of head shaking, aural discharge, malodor, and pain (shown by head tilt or dislike of ear handling).
Diagnosis – clinical signs, examination and cytology.
Treatment – topical therapy, systemic therapy, surgery in chronic cases.
Prognosis – good if acute, in chronic disease primary causes must be identified and controlled to prevent recurrence.
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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.