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First-line dermatology - how to approach the itchy patient


Welcome to a course with a focus on dermatology!

This course gives insight into the practical approach of the itchy, pruritic, dog and cat. Focus areas will be common causes of pruritus in both species, specifically with focus on underlying allergies and secondary skin infections.

The course has elements of skin immunology but will primarily be with a practical approach on how to reach a diagnosis and how to manage food allergy and atopic dermatitis in dogs and cats. Discussions on the advantages and disadvantages of the available antipruritic therapy options for dogs and cats will be covered. There will be several dermatology cases along the way and open discussions on how to approach and manage these.

The course is aimed at veterinarians in general practice.

Course language is English.

The number of seats are limited so don't wait to register!

Accredited for the Swedish and Norweigan specialist in diseases of dogs and cats programmes and under application for ATF (Germany) and EBP credits (Belgium). Accreditation information will be updated as soon as possible.


Mette Schjaerff, DVM, CertVD, PhD, Teaching Associate Professor University Hospital for Companion Animals, University of Copenhagen.

Learning Objectives
After this course, the course participants will be able to :

Identify common causes of pruritus in dogs and cats
Identify clinical presentations of secondary skin infections and underlying allergy
Appreciate differences in allergies between in dogs and cats
Understand diagnostic approaches in allergies and how to interpret them
Manage pruritus in dogs and cats with underlying allergies
Understand effects and side effects of antipruritic drugs
Understand the principles of allergen-specific immunotherapy (ASIT)

Engvej 171, 2300, København
3/23/2023 8:30 AM
3/24/2023 4:30 PM