WATCH FREE: “Topical Therapy in Canine Atopic Dermatitis”

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"Topical Therapy in Canine Atopic Dermatitis"

Presented by Tim Nuttall

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About the webinar

Canine atopic dermatitis involves a poor skin barrier, abnormal skin inflammation, and dysbiosis of the normal skin microbiome. It is a superficial condition ideally suited to topical therapy, which is the baseline of treatment in human atopic dermatitis. Effective topical therapy can make a difference by increasing the efficacy of treatment programmes using other modalities such as allergen specific immunotherapy and anti-inflammatory treatment. Reducing the need for systemic treatment will improve safety and reduce costs. In addition, using effective topical antimicrobials will reduce the need for systemic antibiotics. This is a vital part of antimicrobial stewardship. The benefits of topical therapy should therefore always be considered in the management of canine AD. We’ll review the latest evidence for efficacy and safety of topical products, discuss application, and consider how they can be used most effectively.

Learning Objectives

• Understanding the pathophysiology of canine atopic dermatitis
• Understanding the concept of dysbiosis of the cutaneous microbiome
• Reviewing the topical treatment options for canine atopic dermatitis
• Exploring the different formulations and their application
• Reviewing the latest evidence for safety and efficacy of topical products
• Employing practical topical therapy as baseline treatment in canine atopic dermatitis and superficial bacterial and Malassezia infections

About the speaker

Dr Tim Nuttall

Dr Tim Nuttall graduated from the University of Bristol with degrees in Zoology and Veterinary Science in 1992. After three years in general practice he joined the dermatology service at the University of Edinburgh as a resident, where he gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Dermatology and later studied for a PhD in the immunopathogenesis of canine atopic dermatitis. He joined the University of Liverpool in 2001 as a Lecturer, and since 2004 Senior Lecturer, in Veterinary Dermatology. Tim has established and directs a busy dermatology clinic as well as an active research programme studying atopic dermatitis and microbial infections. Since 2006 he has been Academic Sub-Dean with responsibility for academic standards, professional behaviour and discipline. Tim is the author of over 50 clinical and scientific publications, and has presented over 80 lectures throughout the world on veterinary dermatology, antibacterial therapy and antibacterial resistance. He is also a co-author of the second edition of A Colour Handbook of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat. Tim has served on BSAVA, ESVD and DEFRA scientific committees, the International Committee on Atopic Diseases in Animals, is a scientific advisor to the Bella Moss Foundation and is a co-editor of Veterinary Dermatology. In his spare time he enjoys Munro bagging (210 and counting), mountain biking, kayaking and single malt whisky.

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