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Diagnosis and Management of Feline Pyoderma

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Vol 5 - Issue 1
Written by Dr Anita Patel BVM DVD MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology
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Diagnosis and Management of Feline Pyoderma

Feline pyoderma is not common but when present it often complicates existing skin disease. It can be classified as “superficial “or “deep” depending on the lesion types and depth of infection. It can also be further classified as primary or secondary depending on whether an underlying, or associated disease, is identified. Bacterial
infection in cats exhibiting the “cutaneous reaction patterns” such as eosinophilic granuloma, eosinophilic plaques, indolent ulcer and miliary dermatitis can often delay the response to appropriate treatment. Most superficial infections in cats are associated with S. aureus and S. pseudintermedius but other species including the coagulase-negative organism S. felis have been implicated in infections. Deep infections can be associated with aerobic and anaerobic bacteria from the oral cavity or from the environment. This paper firstly outlines the role of cutaneous bacteria in the pathogenesis of different clinical presentations. It then discusses the diagnosis
and treatment of feline bacterial infections based upon the depth of infection and type of inflammatory reaction pattern present.

All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutor for this course is:

Dr Anita Patel BVM DVD MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology