Muller and Kirk's Small Animal Dermatology

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Nov 30, 2012 - Medical - 948 pages

Covering the diagnosis and treatment of hundreds of dermatologic conditions, Muller and Kirk's Small Animal Dermatology, 7th Edition is today's leading reference on dermatology for dogs, cats, and pocket pets. Topics include clinical signs, etiology, and pathogenesis of dermatologic conditions including fungal, parasitic, metabolic, nutritional, environmental, and psychogenic. This edition includes full updates of all 21 chapters, and more than 1,300 full-color clinical, microscopic, and histopathologic images. Written by veterinary experts William Miller, Craig Griffin, and Karen Campbell, this resource helps students and clinicians distinguish clinical characteristics and variations of normal and abnormal facilitating accurate diagnosis and effective therapy.

  • Over 1,300 high-quality color images clearly depict the clinical features of hundreds of dermatologic disorders, helping to ensure accurate diagnoses and facilitating effective treatment.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes environmental, nutritional, behavioral, hereditary, and immune-mediated diseases and disorders.
  • Well-organized, thoroughly referenced format makes it easy to access information on skin diseases in dogs, cats, and exotic pets.
  • UPDATES of all 21 chapters include the most current dermatologic information.
  • NEW editors and contributors add new insight and a fresh perspective to this edition.
 

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Contents

1 Structure and Function of the Skin
1
2 Diagnostic Methods
57
3 Dermatologic Therapy
108
4 Bacterial Skin Diseases
184
5 Fungal and Algal Skin Diseases
223
6 Parasitic Skin Disease
284
7 Viral Rickettsial and Protozoal Skin Diseases
343
8 Hypersensitivity Disorders
363
13 Pigmentary Abnormalities
618
14 Keratinization Defects
630
15 Psychogenic Skin Diseases
647
16 Environmental Skin Diseases
659
17 Nutrition and Skin Disease
685
18 Miscellaneous Skin Diseases
695
19 Diseases of Eyelids Claws Anal Sacs and Ears
724
20 Neoplastic and NonNeoplastic Tumors
774

9 Autoimmune and ImmuneMediated Dermatoses
432
10 Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
501
11 Miscellaneous Alopecias
554
12 Congenital and Hereditary Defects
573
21 Dermatoses of Exotic Small Mammals
844
Index
889
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