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Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion
Small Animal Dermatology
by Karen Helton Rhodes

Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion is designed in a user-friendly format for easy reference.


  • Full color photographs that support the text in each chapter and brief descriptions of differential diagnosis
  • An Exotic Pet Dermatology section that covers common dermatologic disorders of guinea pigs, ferrets, rabbits, hedgehogs, hamsters, and mice
  • A compilation of unique dermatoses and an explanation of the appropriate and efficacious use of tropical therapy
  • Several topics unique to this handbook including chapters in cutaneous cytology, obtaining a diagnostic dermatopathology specimen and common dermatologic disorders of "pocket pets"
  • Client Education Handouts that offer extensive information on a specific disorder and provide additional instructions that pet owners can study at home in a stress-free environment



  • Practical Cytology
  • Dermatohistopathology: Obtaining a Diagnostic Biopsy

Differential Diagnoses Based on Clinical Patterns

  • Alopecia, Canine
  • Alopecia, Feline
  • Erosive and Ulcerative Dermatoses
  • Exfoliative Dermatoses
  • Papular and Nodular Dermatoses
  • Vesicular and Pustular Dermatoses

Differential Diagnoses Based on Regional Lesion(s)

  • Pododermatitis
  • Nail and Nailbed Disorders
  • Interdigital Dermatitis
  • Nasal Dermatosis
  • Depigmenting Disorders
  • Otitis Externa and Media
  • Otitis Meda and Interna
  • Anal Sac Disorders
  • Perianal Fistula
  • Canine and Feline Acne
  • Acral Lick Dermatitis

Parasitic Dermatoses

  • Ticks and Tick Control
  • Tick Bite Paralysis
  • Fleas and Flea Control
  • Flea Control Products
  • Cheyletiellosis
  • Sarcoptic Mange
  • Demodicosis
  • Ear Mites: Otodectes
  • Amitraz Toxicity
  • Ivermectin Toxicity
  • Organophosphate and Carbamate Toxicity
  • Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicity

Allergic and Hypersensitivity Dermatitis

  • Pruritus
  • Clinical Management of Pruritic Inflammatory Skin Disease
  • Hypersensitivity Reaction: Anaphylaxis
  • Inhalant/Percutaneous Allergic Dermatitis:Atopy
  • Food Reactions: Allergic/Irritant
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex
  • Hypereosiniophilic Syndrome
  • Cutaneous Drug Eruption

Infectious Dermatoses

  • Sepsis and Bacteremia
  • Abscessation
  • Bacterial Pyoderma: Folliculitis and Furunculosis
  • Anaerobic Bacterial Infections
  • Mycobacterial Infections
  • Dermatophilosis
  • Nocardiosis
  • Malassezia Dermatitis: Yeast
  • Dermatophytosis: Keratinophilic Mycosis
  • Sporotrichosis: Subcutaneous Mycosis
  • Cryptococcosis: Systemic Mucosis
  • Coccidiodomycosis: Systemic Mycosis
  • Blastomycosis: Systemic Mycosis
  • Leishmaniasis: Protozoan Dermatosis
  • Feline Calcivirus
  • Feline Pox Virus Infection
  • Canine Papillomatosis

Endocrine Dermatoses

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperadrenocorticism
  • Growth Hormone Dermatoses
  • Sex Hormone Dermatoses
  • Steroid Hepatopathy
  • Feline Skin Fragility Syndrome

Immunologic/Autoimmune Disorders

  • Pemphigus
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Panniculitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Uveodermatologic Syndrome

Cutaneous Neoplasias

  • Epidermotrophic Lymphoma
  • Hair Follicle Tumors
  • Cutaneous Hemagiosarcoma
  • Histiocytoma
  • Mast Cell Tumors
  • Melanocytic Tumors
  • Basal Cell Tumors
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Ceruminous Gland Adenocarcinoma, Ear
  • Adenocarcinoma, Skin (Sweat and Sebaceous Glands)
  • Feline Paraneoplastic Syndrome

Exotic Pet Dermatology

  • Guinea Pig Ectoparasites
  • Hedgehog Chorioptes
  • Rabbit Urine Scald
  • Mice Ectoparasites
  • Rabbit Fur Mites
  • Guinea Pig Ovarian Cysts
  • Hamsters Cushing Disease
  • Ferret Adrenal Gland Disease
  • Rabbit Dermatophytosis
  • Ferret Mast Cell Tumors
  • Ferret Sarcoptes
  • Rabbits Barbering
  • Ferrets Canine Distemper

Selected Topics

  • Canine Familial Dermatomysositis
  • Canine Keratinization Disorders
  • Sterile Nodular/Granulomatous Dermatoses
  • Granulomatous Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Cutaneous Asthenia
  • Feline Symmetric Alopecia
  • Hepatocutaneous Syndrome (Epidermal Metabolic Necrosis, Superficial Necrolytic Dermatitis, Necrolytic Migratory Erythema)
  • Lymphedema
  • Canine Juvenile Cellulitis (Puppy Strangles)
  • Histiocytosis
  • Immunodeficiency Disorders, Primary
  • Shampoo Therapy

Laboratory Test/Interpretation

  • ACTH Response Test
  • Low-Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • High Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Urine Cortisol: Creatinine Ratio
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Antinuclear Antibody(ANA) Titer/Lupus Erythematosus (LE) Cell Test
  • Coombs Test


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Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion
Small Animal Dermatology
by Karen Helton Rhodes

2004 • 711 pages • $98.95 + shipping
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