Handbook of Small Animal Dermatology
Alopecia, pruritus, scaling & other signs of infective & allergic conditions of the skin, cannot be ignored by the conscientious owner & therefore skin problems form a major part of the work load of the practising veterinarian. This handbook uses a problem-orientated approach to assist the busy veterinarian in the evaluation of small animal dermatoses. Basic diagnostic procedures & essential information on dermatopathology, including an explanation of the majors terms, form the introductorysection of this dermatology manual. The following chapters on skin diseases of the dog, cat & exotic pets contain flow charts to aid the practitioner in diagnosis, numerous colour & black & white photographs are also included. The latest techniques & treatments are covered to enable the veterinarian in the small animal practice or animal hospital to keep up-to-date with recent developments in veterinary dermatology.
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