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It looks like allergy … but it’s not!

It looks like allergy … but it’s not! Saturday, 10/1/16 | 8:30-9:30am Many diseases present with pruritus and are often mistakenly diagnosed as allergies but are not. These diseases can be wide ranging and diverse. Diseases such as sebaceous adenitis, mycosis fungicides, primary keratinization defects will be discussed. This lecture will focus on how to…
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Allergen specific immunotherapy: magic, mystery, and mayhem!

Allergen specific immunotherapy: magic, mystery and mayhem! Saturday, 10/1/16 | 1:30-2:30pm Successfully managing a pet on immunotherapy requires knowledge of formulation and how to manipulate the dose based on the pet’s pattern of pruritus. Client communication is crucial when deciding if options such as sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) or rush immunotherapy would be…
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Skin or serum: which is the best test?

Skin or serum: which is the best test? Saturday, 10/1/16 | 11:00-12:00pm Intradermal skin testing and serum allergy testing are both used and reported to identify allergens for successful immunotherapy. There is a lot of literature to support both methods of testing in certain situations. This lecture will summarize the benefits and disadvantages of both…
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When allergies don’t look like allergies

When allergies don’t look like allergies Saturday, 10/1/16 | 9:45-10:45am Classically allergies are thought to be limited to pruritus and dermatologic signs. However, there are alternative presentations of allergies such as feline asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis and blepharitis that are important to recognize in a clinical setting. These rare presentations can greatly benefit from allergy workups…
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