A Color Handbook of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat, Second Edition
Patrick J. McKeever, DVM, MS, DACVD;
Tim Nuttall, BSc, BVSc, PhD, CertVD, CBiol, MIBiol, MRCVS;
Richard G. Harvey, BVSc, CBiol, FIBiol, DVD, DECVD, MRCVS

VSPN Review by Tracy Darling, RVT, VTS (SAIM) Star
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    A Color Handbook of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat is an easy to use guide to the diagnosis and treatment of more than one hundred dermatologic conditions written for the busy practitioner. In addition to the table of contents, there is an alphabetical index of diseases at the front of the text which makes quick work of looking up a particular disease. The book begins with a very brief overview of the clinical approach to the dermatologic case. It includes an easy to follow algorithm from presentation and clinical history all the way through to long term management and/or referral. The introduction includes a very good section on dermatologic terminology with excellent color photos demonstrating each term. This may be one of the reviewer’s favorite parts of the book, as it is particularly useful when one just can’t remember the proper term to describe a particular lesion. The book is broken down into chapters based on characterization of the dermatoses:

    Chapter 1: Pruritic dermatoses; Chapter 2: Nodular dermatoses; Chapter 3: Ulcerative dermatoses; Chapter 4: Papular and pustular dermatoses; Chapter 5: Diseases characterized by sinus formation; Chapter 6: Diseases characterized by crust and scale; Chapter 7: Pigmentary abnormalities; Chapter 8: Environmental dermatoses; Chapter 9: Endocrine dermatoses; Chapter 10: Otitis externa; Chapter 11: Disorders of the nails; Chapter 12: Disorders characterized by patchy alopecia.

    Many of the chapters begin with a “General Approach,” which is just a few quick tips, or things to remember when approaching a type of case such as pruritis, or ulcerative dermatitis. Etiology, clinical features, differential diagnoses, diagnosis, and management are covered for each disorder. More common conditions (like atopic dermatitis, for example) are covered in more depth and detail with more photos than other, less common disorders. Perhaps one of the best features of this book is the quality color photographs of each condition.

    This book meets its goal of being a very useful quick reference for the busy general practitioner. It is by no means a comprehensive encyclopedia of all dermatologic diseases, or an in-depth comprehensive review of the pathophysiology of veterinary dermatology. What it does provide is a useful summary and practical tips for the diagnosis and treatment of common (and some less common) skin diseases of the dog and cat. What I like most are the great quality color photographs of each condition, and the easy to read format of the text overall which makes this book very helpful to the veterinary technician student, the full-fledged veterinary technician and other veterinary personnel. For the veterinary clinician this text may serve a good reference text purpose or visual aid for clients when discussing a patient’s dermatologic condition.

    Publisher: Manson Publishing Ltd (2009).

    Hardcover, 336 pages.

    ISBN: 978-1-84076-131-3.


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    Feline Infectious Diseases Self-Assessment Color Review
     
    Feline Orthopedics
     
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    Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 4th Ed.
     
    Lymphoma Dogs & Cats
     
    Management of Pregnant and Neonatal Dogs, Cats, and Exotic Pets
     
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    Manual Clin. Dog Cat 3rd Ed.
     
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    Small Animal Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy (VSPN)
     
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    The Cat: Clinical Medicine and Management (VSPN)
     
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    Date Published: March 1, 2010

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