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DERM100-1005: Veterinary Dermatology: Skin is IN!
October 27- December 22, 2005
Interactive sessions: Thursdays; 10/27, 11/3,11/10,11/17,
Thanksgiving Break (No Interactive Session) 11/24,
Course resumes 12/1,12/8,12/15;
9:30-11:30 PM ET (US)
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This is a broad course covering major diseases and treatments in veterinary dermatology.
Week 1 (10/27):
Course Introduction and How I treat the 10 most common Skin diseases part 1 (Hnilica)
This discussion will review practical and user-friendly methods to diagnose and treat the first grouping of the ten most common dermatologic diseases (based on survey information for 100 veterinarians from across the country).
Week 2 (11/3):
How I treat the 10 most common Skin diseases part 2 (Hnilica )
This discussion will review practical and user-friendly methods to diagnose and treat the second grouping of the ten most common dermatologic diseases (based on survey information for 100 veterinarians from across the country).
Week 3 (11/10):
Immune Mediated skin diseases (Thompson)
- learn to recognize the most common immune mediated diseases you will see in practice
- what are the appropriate tests that must be done prior to starting therapy
- Treatment of immune mediated disease (focus on various immunomodulators,immunosuppressives, and cyclosporine)
Week 4 (11/17):
Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergy (Bloom)
You will learn an effective diagnostic approach to a pruritic dog. Also you will learn treatment options ranging from glucocorticoids to cyclosporine and in what situation each is the best choice.
-When should intradermal testing (or serum testing) be performed?
-When and how should food trials be performed?
-Steps to properly diagnosing a pruritic dog
Thanksgiving Break (11/24)
Week 5 (12/1):
Feline Dermatology (Sargent)
Itchy Kitty - What to do?
Cats aren't small dogs - derm diseases unique to the cat
Week 6 (12/8):
Derm Drugs (May)
Will discuss successful treatment of resistant bacterial skin infections; commonly encountered, but potentially unrecognized, drug interactions between commonly used drugs in dermatology as well as strategies for successfully medically managing allergic skin disease in the dog and cat. Case material will be utilized during the discussion to emphasize relevant points.
Week 7 (12/15):
Dr. Itchy's Tips and Tricks (Hnilica)
This discussion will review all of the tips and tricks that I have learned in 10 years of dermatology practice.
Required reading for this course:
There are no required textbooks or materials to purchase for this course.
Recommended reading for this course:
Small Animal Dermatology: A Color Atlas & Therapeutic Guide-Medleau, Hnilica, 2001
MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and will continue for 7 days following the last real time session.
CE HOURS: 14
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