Atopic Dermatitis - held via Zoom
Date: Wednesday 18th September 7.45pm via Zoom
Talk by Dr Tim Nuttall BSc BVSc PhD CertVD CBiol MSB MRCVS. Tim graduated from the University of Bristol in 1992 and originally joined the Dick Vet in 1995 to train in dermatology and study for a PhD on canine atopic dermatitis. He joined the University of Liverpool in 2001, developing a dermatology clinic that now sees over 1000 cases each year. In August 2013 he returned to the Dick Vet as Head of Dermatology.
Tim has written over 100 clinical and scientific publications and presented over 150 lectures throughout the world. In addition, Tim has served on several scientific committees, the International Committee on Atopic Diseases in animals, is a scientific advisor to the Bella Moss Foundation and is on the editorial board of Veterinary Dermatology. He has served on the Controlling Antimicrobial Resistance in Scotland (CARS) Steering Group and is a member of the Scottish Veterinary Antimicrobial Prescribing Group and Scottish Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance Group. He also had an active research programme, studying antimicrobial resistance, skin infections and the genetics of canine atopic dermatitis.
Atopic dermatitis is a lifelong condition that needs ongoing management to prevent flares. Repeated cycles of inflammation and infection otherwise result in chronic changes that are harder to control. It is a complex condition that involves a poor skin barrier, abnormal skin inflammation, allergies (in most but not all dogs) to environmental, food and/or Malassezia allergens, and secondary skin and
ear “infections” (in reality a dysbiosis of the local microbiomes). Most dogs need a multimodal approach to address their triggers. Treatment in in two phases – induction to remission and then long-term maintenance to prevent relapses. This webinar will show you how to select and use different treatments effectively for induction and maintenance in each case.
• Understanding the aetiopathogenesis of atopic dermatitis.
• Understanding the properties, advantages and disadvantages of the different treatments for
• Planning cost-effective approaches to therapy for induction and maintenance
• Avoiding the march to chronic skin changes.
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