Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

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Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Anna Meredith, Ron Rees Davies, Beatrice Funiciello

Introduction

  • Useful technique - analysis for fungal diseases; parasitic diseases; congenital/hereditary diseases and other causes of alopecia.

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Uses

Advantages

  • Easy technique.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Accurate.
  • Alternatives may be expensive and may require more restraint/sedation, eg biopsy Biopsy: skin, fungal culture.

Disadvantages

  • Time consuming.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Sant R & Rowland M (2009) Skin disease in rabbits. In Pract 31 (5), 233-238 VetMedResource.
  • Harvey C (1995) Rabbit and rodent skin diseases. Semin Avian Exotic Pet Med 4 (4), 195-204 ScienceDirect.

Other sources of information

  • Meredith A (2014) Dermatoses. In: BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine. Eds: Meredith A & Lord B. BSAVA, UK. pp 255-263.
  • Varga M (2014) Skin Diseases. In: Textbook of Rabbit Medicine. 2nd edn. Elsevier, UK. pp 271-302.
  • Miller W H, Griffin C E & Campbell K L (2013) Diagnostic Methods. In: Muller and Kirk’s Small Animal Dermatology. 7th edn. Elsevier, USA. pp 57-107.


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