Develop your knowledge and understanding of exfoliative dermatitis in rabbits. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Common skin conditions course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of exfoliative dermatitis in rabbits, including:
Cause – it has recently been reported as paraneoplastic syndrome in association with thymic neoplasia.
Signs – widespread scaling of the skin with progressive alopecia. Mild pruritus and erythema may be present in some cases.
Diagnosis: a full diagnostic work-up is indicated to identify any underlying disease.
Treatment – anti-seborrheic shampoos, topical propylene glycol, oral essential fatty acid supplementation, oral cyclosporine, surgery in cases of thymic masses.
Prognosis – dependent on underlying cause.
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This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Lapis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
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This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.