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Dermatology Month Webinars

During October Royal Canin is hosting a series of Dermatology Webinars.

To register or for more information, please see details below.


Getting the best results in the treatment of canine otitis externa

When: Wednesday 5th October, 7:30pm (NZDT)

Presented by: Dr Debbie Simpson MA (Hons) BVSc MANZCVS (Sml Ani Med) FANZCVS (Derm)

In this educational and informative webinar, Dr Deborah Simpson from ‘The Skin Vet’ in Auckland, shares her practical approach to the treatment of canine otitis externa. Deborah’s presentation will cover everything from why dogs get ear infections in the first place, to the best approach for the first time offender and what to consider if the problem comes back, along with how to get the best results from treatment.



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Basic dermatological cytology: Sample collection & interpretation

When: Wednesday 12th October, 7:30pm (NZDT)

Presented by: Dr Philippa Ravens BSc BVSc MVS MANZCVS (Sml Ani Med) FANZCVS (Derm)

Surface cytology is vital for successful and satisfying management of skin diseases, yet is often underutilised by practitioners. In this webinar Philippa will cover the techniques associated with sample collection and preparation for investigation of inflammatory, infectious & parasitic ear & skin diseases, as well as interpretation of these samples.




Common skin tumours in dogs and cats: A histologic and cytomorphologic diagnostic approach

When: Wednesday 19th October, 7:30pm (NZDT)

Presented by: Dr Arnon Gal DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (SAIM), Diplomate ACVP

In this webinar Dr. Gal from Massey University will survey the common skin tumours in dogs and cats. This presentation will include everything from how to recognise these common skin tumours, to what the identifying cytology and histology characteristics of these tumours are, and a discussion around recommended treatments. Dr. Gal will provide a methodical, diagnostic approach to be able to associate tumours and assist the process of developing a differential diagnosis list.




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Feline allergic skin disease: What’s new in diagnosis and treatment?

When: Wednesday 26th October, 7:30pm (NZDT)

Presented by: Dr Linda Vogelnest BVSc (Hons) MACVS FANZCVS

Feline allergies can be very challenging to manage and accurate diagnosis is always the first important step. Dr Vogelnest will cover practical tips on the value of allergy testing (serum & intradermal), how & when to use elimination diet trials, and when to consider flea allergy or infectious causes. Step two is focusing on treatment, and along with updates on current treatment options, guidelines will be given on how to make wise treatment choices, and how to manage severely pruritic presentations through diagnostic trials.


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