Servet Clinical Guides : Allergies
AUTHOR: Gustavo Machicote Goth.
FORMAT: 17 × 24 cm.
NUMBER OF PAGES: 128.
ISBN : 9788417225636
This book is part of the Servet Clinical Guides collection, in which each
volume compiles the most relevant material on the subject matter
covered. This volume focuses on dermatology and is centered on the
management of allergic patients. This new collection was created with
the objective of helping veterinary surgeons during consultations and
providing them with useful information to establish a good relationship
with clients. The goal is to give answers to owners’ most frequently
asked questions in order to guide them in the best possible manner,
as well as to help veterinary surgeons ensure owners complete the
patients’ prescribed treatments and maintain effective clinical monitoring
of all processes. Each of the volumes in this collection will also
be very useful to veterinary surgeons to reinforce and expand their
Table of contents
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1. Clinic consultation
What does the owner notice first?
History to guide diagnosis
What leads to clinical suspicion of allergy?
Common and rare clinical signs in cats and dogs
Pruritus: key sign in the allergic patient
Protocol for clinical examination
The importance of an overall health assessment
The allergic dog: gross patterns
The allergic cat: reaction patterns
2. Diagnostic protocols
How to make presumptive diagnoses Differential diagnosis
Use of a fine comb or brush
Fine-needle sampling and cytology
Cultures and antibiotic sensitivity tests
Diagnostic criteria of allergies
Search for and confirmation of allergens
3. Communication with clients
Goal for clients: 100% comprehension
How to educate clients
Management of different owner attitudes
Characteristics of each kind of owner
Difficult situations for the owner related to allergic dermatology
4. Treatment protocols
Management of acute or initial episodes of the disease
Searching for triggers
Use of antiseptics
Control of pruritus
Maintenance of the controlled patient
5. Recommendations for the owner: follow-up
The importance of diet
Shampoo therapy and hydration therapy
The importance of avoiding skin parasites
General preventive measures
6. Case studies: experiencebased medicine
Case study 1. Feline hypersensitivity
Important questions to ask the owner when obtaining a history
Analysis of the questions
Chronic cases. Refractory atopy
Information from the history
7. Further information
Most common complications in dogs with allergy
Most common types of allergic pyoderma
Important points on otitis
Most common complications in allergic cats
Endocrine disorders and advanced age as aggravating factors in allergies
Gustavo Machicote Goth
Degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Veterinary
surgeon with a focus on dermatology at Vilanova Veterinary Clinic (Vilanova de
Arousa, Pontevedra, Spain) since 1990.
Head of the dermatology referral service DERMAPET, consultant in the Dermatology
Service at Clínica Veterinaria Fauna de Pontevedra.
Member of the AVEPA (Spanish Small Animal Veterinary Association) Dermatology
Group. AVEPA secretary from 2004 to 2009. Full member of the European Society of
Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD).
Dermatology training from the European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies
He has taught many dermatology training courses and published several articles on
dermatology in Spanish journals. Author of the book Dermatología canina y felina
(Manuales clínicos por especialidades) (Handbooks of clinical specialties. Canine and
feline dermatology) and coauthor of other books.
Awarded a prize for the best small animal case study at the 3rd and 5th Encontros
Veterinarios Galegos (Galician Veterinary Meetings) and the AVEPA Miguel Luera Scientific
Prize in 2005.