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MAR-APR 2012

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PEER REVIEWED Challenges & New Developments in CANINE PYODERMA Topical & Systemic Treatment Kimberly S. Coyner, DVM, Diplomate ACVD Diagnosis), canine pyoderma can be classified by depth of infection as: UÊ-Õ«iÀviVi>lÊoÀÊÃÕÀv>ViÊ«Þo`iÀm>Ê UÊ ii«Ê«Þo`iÀm>° Treatment decisions for canine recurrent pyoderma include A consideration of the: UÊ iÃÌÀiLÕÌionÊovÊliÃionÃÊloV>liâi`ÊÛiÀÃÕÃÊ}iniÀ>liâi`® UÊ1n`iÀlÞin}ÊV>ÕÃiÊovÊÀiVÕÀÀinÌÊinviVÌionð TREATMENT OPTIONS /hiÊVl>ÃÃiviV>ÌionÃÊ>LoÛiÊhil«Ê`iÌiÀminiÊÌhiÊÌÀi>ÌminÌÊÀi}i- men for each case of pyoderma: UÊVery superficial or localized cases of canine pyoderma may be treated with topical antibacterial medications alone (Table 1]Ê«>}iÊÎn®° UÊGeneralized or deep cases are usually best treated with a combination of oral antibiotics and topical antibacterial therapies (Table 2]Ê«>}iÊ{ä®°Ê UÊIn very pruritic patients, a short (1–2 week) course of oral anti-inflammatory doses of prednisone may be helpful; hoÜiÛiÀ]Ê>nÌiLioÌiVÃÊÃhoÕl`Ê>lÜ>ÞÃÊLiÊVonÌinÕi`ÊLiÞon`Ê ÃÌiÀoi`Ê `iÃVonÌinÕ>Ìion°Ê on}->VÌin}]Ê injiVÌ>LliÊ ÃÌiÀoi`ÃÊ ÃhoÕl`Ê niÛiÀÊ LiÊ ÕÃi`Ê inÊ V>ÃiÃÊ ovÊ V>niniÊ «Þo`iÀm>]Ê >ÃÊ ÌhiÞÊÜillÊm>kiÊhi>lin}Ê`ivviVÕlÌÊ ÌoÊ>ÃÃiÃÃ]Ê im«>iÀÊ immÕniÊ ÀiëonÃiÊÌoÊinviVÌion]Ê>n`Ê«oÌinÌi>llÞÊh>ÛiÊ>Êh>ÀmvÕlÊivviVÌÊ onÊÌhiÊhÞ«oÌh>l>miVq«iÌÕiÌ>ÀÞq>`Àin>lÊ * ®Ê>ÝiÃ°Ê 36 Today's Veterinary Practice March/April 2012 This is the second article in a 3-part series discussing the latest information available regarding canine pyoderma. The first article, Challenges & New Developments in Canine Pyoderma: Disease Overview & Diagnosis, can be found at todaysveterinarypractice.com under Article Lists. s discussed in Part 1 of this series (Disease Overview &

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