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Equine Dermatology - E-Book

Equine Dermatology - E-Book

Danny W. Scott | William H. Miller


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Diagnose, treat, and manage equine skin disorders with the most comprehensive reference available! With 900 full-color photos, Equine Dermatology covers skin diseases ranging from those that merely annoy the horse to others that interfere with the horse's ability to function in riding, working, or show. Thorough coverage includes essential basics and practical diagnostic methods, therapies, and specific abnormalities and defects. The book describes the structure and function of the skin, and discusses disorders including bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral, protozoal, allergic, immune-mediated, endocrine, metabolic, and nutritional diseases. It also covers congenital and hereditary defects, pigmentation abnormalities, keratinization defects, environmental skin diseases, and skin tumors. Written by renowned equine dermatologists Danny Scott and Bill Miller, this all-inclusive resource covers the latest dermatologic topics and the newest therapies.

  • Current, comprehensive coverage includes every known equine dermatosis.
  • An emphasis on differential diagnosis includes key differentials and breed predilections for each disease, especially helpful when you have only a specimen and an incomplete history to work with.
  • A consistent format makes it easy to locate information on each skin disorder, including a clinical description, its cause and pathogenesis, clinical features, clinical management, diagnosis, treatment, and any zoonotic aspects.
  • Expert authors Danny W. Scott, DVM, and William H. Miller, Jr., VMD, offer years of knowledge, experience, and their vast image collections.
  • Diagnostic tables in each chapter provide a quick reference for identifying lesions and disorders.
  • An extensive list of references at the end of each chapter includes recommendations for further reading.
  • New coverage of dermatologic conditions includes the latest topics and emerging disorders such as chronic progressive lymphedema, herpesvirus-2-associated dermatitis, salmonella-associated dermatoses, and nodular auricular chondropathy.
  • Updated Diagnostic Methods chapter covers multiple methods of developing a differential diagnosis list based on breed, lesion type, patterns, and location.
  • A focus on common clinical problems highlights the conditions most likely to be seen in practice.
  • Almost 1,000 full-color photos of skin disorders make it easy to distinguish clinical characteristics and variations of normal and abnormal for accurate diagnosis and therapy.

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Front Cover Cover
Equine Dermatology iii
Copyright iv
Preface v
Acknowledgments vii
Preface and Acknowledgments from the First Edition ix
Contents xiii
Chapter 1: Structure and Function of the Skin 1
General functions and properties of the skin 1
Ontogeny 1
Gross anatomy and physiology 2
Microscopic anatomy and physiology 6
References 32
Chapter 2: Diagnostic Methods 35
The systematic approach 35
Records 35
History 35
Physical examination 41
Laboratory procedures 49
The vocabulary of dermatohistopathology 69
Dermatologic diagnosis by histopathologic patterns 85
Special procedures 98
References 99
Chapter 3: Dermatologic Therapy 101
Basic nutrition and the skin 101
Cleaning the skin 102
Client compliance 103
Topical therapy 104
Physical therapy 119
Broad-spectrum systemic therapies 119
Skin surgery 125
Alternative therapies 127
Gene therapy 128
References 129
Chapter 4: Bacterial Skin Diseases 130
Cutaneous bacteriology and normal defense mechanisms 130
Skin infections 131
Treatment of skin infections 132
Staphylococcal infections 138
Streptococcal infections 147
Corynebacterial infections 148
Rhodococcal infections 151
Actinomycetic infections 152
Dermatophilosis 152
Actinomycosis 158
Miscellaneous actinomycete infections 159
Nocardiosis 159
Actinobacillosis 159
Abscesses 161
Bacterial pseudomycetoma 161
Clostridial infections 163
Anaerobic infections 165
Mycobacterial infections 165
Anthrax 166
Salmonella infections 166
Glanders 166
Melioidosis 168
Miscellaneous infections 168
References 168
Chapter 5: Fungal Skin Diseases 171
Cutaneous mycology 171
Superficial mycoses 172
Subcutaneous mycoses 187
Systemic mycoses 202
Antifungal therapy 206
References 210
Chapter 6: Parasitic Diseases 212
Therapeutics 212
Mites 216
Tick infestation 225
Spiders 227
Lice infestation 227
Fleas 230
Flies 230
Helminths 239
References 249
Chapter 7: Viral and Protozoal Skin Diseases 251
Viral diseases 251
Protozoal diseases 258
References 261
Chapter 8: Skin Immune System and Allergic Skin Diseases 263
Introduction 263
Cluster differentiation antigens 263
Skin immune system 267
Types of hypersensitivity reactions 275
Therapy for hypersensitivity disorders 276
Hypersensitivity disorders 281
References 312
Chapter 9: Immune-Mediated Disorders 314
Diagnosis of immune-mediated skin disease 314
Therapy of immune-mediated skin diseases 315
Autoimmune diseases 317
References 358
Chapter 10: Endocrine, Nutritional, and Miscellaneous Hair Coat Disorders 360
Endocrine disorders 360
Nutritional skin diseases 368
Miscellaneous hair coat disorders 371
References 376
Chapter 11: Keratinization Defects 378
Antiseborrheic treatments 378
Equine seborrhea 381
Linear keratosis 385
Cannon keratosis 386
References 387
Chapter 12: Pigmentary Abnormalities 389
Terminology and introduction 389
Hyperpigmentation 389
Hypopigmentation 390
Miscellaneous pigment changes 396
carotenodermia 397
References 397
Chapter 13: Environmental Skin Diseases 398
Mechanical injuries 398
Thermal injuries 402
Primary irritant contact dermatitis 404
Chemical toxicoses 408
Plant toxicoses 410
Mycotoxicoses 411
Zootoxicoses 412
Photodermatitis 413
Miscellaneous effects of solar exposure 417
Pruritus and neurologic diseases 419
References 420
Chapter 14: Congenital and Hereditary Skin Diseases 421
Disorders of the skin and follicular epithelium 421
Disorders of pigmentation 428
Disorders of collagen 429
Endocrine and nutritional disorders 431
Disorders of vessels 431
Miscellaneous disorders 433
References 434
Chapter 15: Miscellaneous Skin Diseases 436
Eosinophilic granuloma 436
Unilateral papular dermatosis 440
Axillary nodular necrosis 442
Sterile eosinophilic folliculitis and furunculosis 444
Multisystemic eosinophilic epitheliotropic disease 445
Linear alopecia 448
Panniculitis 449
Sarcoidosis 453
Idiopathic sterile granuloma/pyogranuloma 455
Sebaceous adenitis 456
Idiopathic sterile neutrophilic dermatitis 457
Nodular auricular chondropathy 458
Scleroderma 458
Anhidrosis 459
Hyperhidrosis 460
Hematidrosis 460
Pastern dermatitis 460
Coronary band disorders 462
Self-mutilation syndrome 463
Head shaking syndrome 464
Calcinosis circumscripta 465
References 466
Chapter 16: Neoplasms, Cysts, Hamartomas, and Keratoses 468
Cutaneous oncology 468
Epithelial neoplasms 468
Mesenchymal neoplasms 479
Lymphohistiocytic neoplasms 499
Melanocytic neoplasms 504
Miscellaneous cutaneous neoplasms 508
Paraneoplastic syndromes 508
Nonneoplastic tumors 508
References 513
Index 517