Five Golden retriever dogs, three month to two and a half year-old, were presented for severe non-pruritic scaling with hyperpigmentation, affecting predominantly the ventral trunk. Diagnostic tests such as skin scrapings and scotch tests were negative; cytology showed Malassezia yeasts in three cases (0-1 yeasts/field at 1000X magnification). Histopathology revealed compact laminated hyperkeratotic keratosis and, according to signalament and clinical lesions, a diagnosis of exfoliative dermatitis similar to non-epidermolytic ichthyosis recently described in Golden retriever dogs was made. Therapy with daily oral supplementation of essential fatty acids (Ribes pet perle (R), NBF Lanes) and a sulphur and salycilic acid shampoo (Dermocanis (R) seborree, veterinaria Esteve) applied once weekly resulted in approximately 50% improvement of clinical signs. However, all dogs relapsed as soon as the therapy was discontinued. Therefore, maintenance therapy with daily oral supplementation with essential fatty acids and baths weekly or every other week was recommended, based on owners' compliance.
|Autori:||Colombo S; Baroni A; Aspidi F; Abramo F|
|Titolo:||Exfoliative dermatitis compatible with non-epidermolytic ichthyosis in Golden retrievers: five cases|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|