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Dermatology Workshop 2024

David Senter, DVM, DACVD
Veterinary Allergy and Dermatology Clinic, LLC

Let Dr. David Senter guide you to success in veterinary dermatology with our comprehensive online workshop. Gain confidence in diagnosing and treating conditions like otitis, pododermatitis, and nasal planum diseases with his expert insights, practical tips, and collaborative learning with fellow veterinarians.

$97 (12 RACE CE Credits)

Q and A dates all will be at 10:30 AM EST:
1st Live Q&A – August 11th, 2024
2nd Live Q&A – August 25th, 2024
3rd Live Q&A – September 15th, 2024
4th Live Q&A – September 29th, 2024

Your Instructor

Dr. David Senter received his Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University, followed by the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Iowa State University. Following graduation, he completed a one-year rotating internship at Newark Animal Hospital, a multi-specialty referral clinic in Northern Delaware. Afterward, he completed a residency in dermatology at Cornell University and became board certified in 2001.

He has been in private practice in the Kansas City metro area since 2003 and has served as an adjunct assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Missouri for over 20 years. Dr. Senter has authored multiple articles in both national and international journals and textbooks, delivered over 200 scientific lectures, and conducted a variety of research projects related to veterinary dermatology. He has special interests in allergic skin diseases and otitis externa.

How to accurately diagnose complex dermatologic conditions?

What are effective strategies for managing chronic infections?

How to identify the root causes of dermatologic issues?

What are best practices for comprehensive treatment plans?

Master the diagnosis and treatment of common dermatologic conditions in dogs and cats, including otitis externa and media, pododermatitis, and nasal planum and pinnae diseases with Dr. David!

$97 (12 RACE CE Credits)

Topics & Key Points

1. Otitis Externa and Media in Dogs and Cats

  • Definition:

    • Otitis Externa: Inflammation of the external ear canal.
    • Otitis Media: Inflammation of the middle ear.
  • Etiology:

    • Bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections.
    • Allergies (atopic dermatitis, food allergies).
    • Foreign bodies, polyps, and tumors.
  • Clinical Signs:

    • Ear scratching, head shaking, discharge, odor, pain.
    • In chronic cases: hearing loss and neurological signs.
  • Diagnosis:

    • Otoscopic examination.
    • Cytology, culture, and sensitivity tests.
    • Imaging (radiographs, CT, MRI for otitis media).
  • Treatment:

    • Cleaning and drying agents.
    • Topical and systemic antibiotics/antifungals.
    • Addressing underlying causes (allergy management, removal of foreign bodies).

2. Pododermatitis in Dogs and Cats

  • Definition Inflammation of the paws.
  • Etiology:

    • Infectious (bacterial, fungal).
    • Allergic (contact, food, atopic dermatitis).
    • Autoimmune diseases (pemphigus, lupus).
    • Neoplastic conditions.
  • Clinical Signs:

    • Swelling, redness, pain, discharge.
    • Lameness and excessive licking of paws.
  • Diagnosis:

    • Physical examination.
    • Cytology, biopsy, and culture.
    • Allergy testing and imaging.
  • Treatment:

    • Cleaning and topical treatments.
    • Antibiotics, antifungals, or immunosuppressive drugs.
    • Addressing underlying allergies or autoimmune diseases.

3. Diseases of the Nasal Planum and Pinnae in Dogs and Cats

  • Common Conditions:

    • Nasal Planum: Discoid lupus erythematosus, nasal hyperkeratosis, neoplasia.
    • Pinnae: Otitis, pinnal alopecia, fly strike dermatitis, pinnal vasculitis.
  • Etiology:

    • Autoimmune disorders, environmental factors, trauma, and infections.
  • Clinical Signs:

    • Crusting, depigmentation, ulceration, hair loss.
    • Pain, pruritus, and deformities.
  • Diagnosis:

    • Clinical examination.
    • Cytology, biopsy, and imaging.
  • Treatment:

    • Topical and systemic medications (steroids, antibiotics).
    • Immunosuppressive therapy.
    • Surgical intervention for severe cases.

4. Dermatologic Manifestations of Endocrine Disease and Paraneoplastic Syndromes

  • Common Endocrine Diseases::

    • Hypothyroidism, hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s disease), diabetes mellitus.
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes:

    • Cutaneous markers of internal malignancies.
  • Clinical Signs:

    • Symmetrical alopecia, hyperpigmentation, thin skin, recurrent infections.
    • Non-healing wounds, sudden changes in skin appearance.
  • Diagnosis:

    • Comprehensive clinical examination.
    • Blood tests (thyroid panel, adrenal function tests).
    • Imaging and biopsy.
  • Treatment:

    • Managing underlying endocrine disorders.
    • Symptomatic treatment for skin lesions.
    • Monitoring and treating neoplastic conditions.

Learn to identify infections, allergies, and autoimmune disorders, and apply effective treatments through practical sessions on otoscopic exams, cytology, and imaging techniques. Enhance your skills with targeted therapies and advanced management strategies for optimal pet care with Dr. David!

$97 (12 RACE CE Credits)



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