Dermatology

Dermatology II

registration open

 

08.03.2021 – 02.04.2021

Online Course

EURO 2.050.-

Total hours: 40
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 5

Program Director/Principal Course Master:

Prof. Dr. Lluís Ferrer, DVM, PhD, Dipl.ECVD (ES)

Course Masters:

Dr. Patrick Bourdeau, DVM, PhD, DECVD
Dr. Laura Ordeix, DVM, PhD, DECVD
Dr. Laia Solano-Gallego, DVM, PhD, DECVCP

Course Overview

This course focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases caused by fungi, parasites and viruses. The superficial mycosis (dermatophytosis, Malassezia), but also the less common subcutaneous mycosis (sporotrichosis, chromomycosis, hyalomycosis) and systemic mycosis (cryptococcosis) are discussed in depth. The main diseases caused by ectoparasites in dogs and cats (scabies, notoedric mange, demodicosis, cheyletiellosis, otoacariasis) and their diagnosis, treatment and prevention are also reviewed. Special attention is devoted to canine leishmaniasis, to its etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment and prevention (vaccines). Finally, cutaneous viral infections of dogs and cats are discussed, with a special focus on papillomavirus infections.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Diagnose and treat adequately most skin diseases of dogs and cats caused by fungi, parasites and viruses.

2. Identify ectoparasites of dogs, cats and rabbits.

3. Understand and adequately use the different techniques applied to the diagnosis of infectious diseases: serological (IFAT, ELISA), molecular (PCR, qPCR, ISH).

4. Understand the complex relationship between infection, immunity and immune mediated damage.

Main topics:
Superficial mycoses: Malassezia dermatitis. Dermatophytosis,
Subcutaneous and deep mycosis: sporotrichosis, chromomycosis, hyalomycosis, cryptococcosis.
Diseases caused by mites: scabies, notoedric mange, demodicosis, cheyletiellosis, otoacariasis.
Diseases caused by insects: pulicosis, pediculosis.
Canine leishmaniasis: epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment. Prevention: use of vaccines. Feline leishmaniasis.
Viral skin diseases: Herpesvirus infection in cats. Diseases caused by papillomaviruses (papillomas, inverted papillomas, pigmented viral plaques, Bowenoid carcinoma in situ).

Eight clinical cases to be discussed in groups
Wetlabs focused on diagnosis

Journal clubs:

1. Bond R et al. (2020). Biology, diagnosis and treatment of Malassezia dermatitis in dogs and cats.
2. Moriello K. (2017). Diagnosis and treatment of dermatophytosis in dogs and cats.
3. Toepp A, Petersen C. (2020). The balancing act: Immunology of leishmaniosis.
4. Mueller R . (2020). Diagnosis and treatment of demodicosis in dogs and cats.
5. Munday J et al. (2017). Papillomaviruses in dogs and cats.

Course program

Week 1 (March 8 - 12, 2021)
Main topics Fungal infections of skin (I).
Lecturers Patrick Bourdeau

Introduction to the weekly work
Live sesión (Zoom):

Monday, March 8th. 8.00 am

Lectures (recorded):
1. Malassezia dermatitis (I). Etiology, pathogenesis.
2. Malassezia dermatitis (II). Clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment.
3. Dermatophytosis (I). Etiology, pathogenesis.
4. Dermatophytosis (I). Clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment.

Wet lab (recorded)
Diagnosis of fungal infections: key points.

Readings
1. Bond R et al. (2020). Biology, diagnosis and treatment of Malassezia dermatitis in dogs and cats.

Clinical cases (to be worked in groups)
Clinical case 1.
Clinical case 2.
L. Ferrer
P. Bourdeau

Wrap up and Q+A Quiz Live session (Zoom)
Friday, March 12th. 3.00 pm

Week 2 (March 15 - 19, 2021)
Main topics Fungal infections of the skin (II). Leishmaniasis.

Lecturers Patrick Bourdeau.
Laia Solano-Galllego
Laura Ordeix

Introduction to the weekly work
Live sesión (Zoom):

Monday, March 15th. 8.00 am

Lectures (recorded):
5. Subcutaneous and deep fungal infections.
6. Canine leishmaniasis (I). Etiology and pathogenesis.
7. Canine leishmaniasis: clinical sings, and diagnosis.
8. Canine leishmaniosis: treatment and prevention.
9. Feline leishmaniasis.

Wet lab (recorded)
Leishmaniosis or immune-mediated disease: Diagnosis of challenging cases of leishmaniasis.

Readings
2. Moriello K. (2017). Diagnosis and treatment of dermatophytosis in dogs and cats.
3. Toepp A, Petersen C. (2020). The balancing act: Immunology of leishmaniosis.

Clinical cases (to be worked in groups)
Clinical case 3.
Clinical case 4.
Laura Ordeix

Wrap up and Q+A Quiz Live session (Zoom)
Friday, March 19th. 3.00 pm

Week 3 (March 22 - 26, 2021)
Main topics Parasitic diseases.

Lecturers Patrick Bourdeau
Lluís Ferrer

Introduction to the weekly work
Live sesión (Zoom):

Monday, March 22nd. 8.00 am

Lectures (recorded):
10. Fleas and flea-allergy dermatitis. Lice infestation.
11. Canine scabies and feline notoedric mange.
12. Cheyletiellosis and Otodectes infestation.
13. Canine demodicosis.
14. Feline demodicosis.

Wet lab (recorded)
Identification of parasitic mites of veterinary relevance.

Readings
4. Mueller R . (2020). Diagnosis and treatment of demodicosis in dogs and cats.

Clinical cases (to be worked in groups)
Clinical case 5.
Clinical case 6.
Lluís Ferrer

Wrap up and Q+A Quiz Live session (Zoom)
Friday, March 26th. 3.00 pm

Week 4 (March 29 - April 2, 2021)
Main topics Cutaneous viral diseases.

Lecturers Lluís Ferrer

Introduction to the weekly work
Live sesión (Zoom):

Monday, March 29th. 8.00 am

Lectures (recorded):
15. Papillomavirus infections in dogs.
16. Feline papillomavirus infections.
17. Feline herpesvirus infection.
18. Other cutaneous viral infections.

Wet lab (recorded)
Diagnosis of viral infections (histopathology, immunohistochemistry, PCR, cultures).

Readings
5. Munday J et al. (2017). Papillomaviruses in dogs and cats.

Clinical cases (to be worked in groups)
Clinical case 7.
Clinical case 8.
Lluís Ferrer

Wrap up and Q+A Quiz Live session (Zoom)
Friday, April 2nd. 3.00 pm