Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Skin: alopecia - post-clipping

Contributor(s): David Scarff, Susan E Shaw

Introduction

  • Cause: ?genetic.
  • Signs: failure to regrow hair following clipping.
  • Almost exclusively sled-dog breeds.
  • Diagnosis: history, clinical signs.
  • Treatment: none.
  • Prognosis: good. Regrowth usually takes at least 6-12 months, may be partial.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • ?Genetic.

Specific

  • Clipping for surgical procedures or removal of hair mats.

Pathophysiology

  • ?Clipping of coat → localized vasoconstriction → slow hair regrowth.
  • ?Clipping of coat during normal catagen stage of hair growth → no regrowth until after heavy coat shedding.

Diagnosis

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Scott D W, Miller W H & Griffin C E (1995)Small Animal Dermatology.. 5th edn. Philadelphia: W B Saunders. ISBN 0 7216 4850 9.
  • Yager J A & Wilcock B P (1994)Color Atlas and Text of Surgical Pathology of the Dog and Cat.London: Wolfe Publishing, Mosby Year Book Europe. ISBN 0 7234 1827 6.
  • Gross T L, Irkhe P J & Walder E J (1992)Veterinary Dermatopathology.St Louis: Mosby Year Book. ISBN 0 8016 5809 8.
  • Gross T Let al(eds) (1992)Veterinary Dermatopathology.St Louis: Mosby Year Book.


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