BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dermatology, 4th Edition

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dermatology, 4th Edition

By Hilary Jackson and Rosanna Marsella

Dermatology constitutes a large percentage of the daily caseload in small animal practice and can represent a challenge for the busy practitioner, as many different diseases have similar presenting signs. For this reason, a structured understanding of how to approach a dermatological case is essential for a successful outcome.

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dermatology, 4th Edition has been completely updated, chapters have been expanded and structurally divided to include the management of specific diseases and common dermatological cases, such as ectoparasite infestation and its treatment and prophylaxis, atopic dermatitis and its management, superficial and deep pyoderma and their treatment, feline-specific conditions and their management, autoimmune and immune-mediated diseases and a targeted management, etc. New chapters have also been added to this new edition, such topical treatments, nutrients of the skin and regional dermatoses.

The manual begins by providing the reader with a grounding in examination and investigative techniques, including a new chapter on cytology. The second section focuses on a problem-oriented approach to common dermatological conditions and their management. The final part of the manual covers the major skin diseases of dogs and cats.

Table of Contents

Structure and function of the skin

History, examination and initial evaluation

Core investigative and laboratory techniques


An approach to pruritus

An approach to keratinization disorders

An approach to pustules and crusting papules

An approach to erosions and ulcerations

An approach to nodules and draining sinus tracts

An approach to orders of pigmentation

An approach to feline alopecia

An approach to canine focal and multifocal alopecia

An approach to symmetrical alopecia in the dog

An approach to diseases of the nasal planum and footpads

An approach to otitis externa

An approach to diseases of the claws and claw folds

An approach to anal sac disease

Atopic dermatitis and adverse food reactions

Feline allergic skin disease

Flea allergy and control



Staphylococcal pyoderma


Malassezia dermatitis

Autoimmune and immune-mediated skin disease

Subcutaneous and deep infections

Nutrient-responsive ! dermatoses

Actinic (solar) dermatoses

Neoplastic and paraneoplastic syndromes affecting the skin

Behavioral disorders

Eosinophilic dermatoses


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