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Diagnostic Testing – Why Do We Do These Tests?

These tests are important in determining what infections are present. The results of the tests help direct appropriate medical treatment.
 

    • Skin and ear cytology –  microscopic examination of skin lesions
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  • Skin scraping for mites

 

  • Intradermal skin testing & Immunotherapy – injections or sublingual drops

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  • Hair examinations for mange and ringworm

 

  • Cultures for bacterial and fungal infections

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  • Bloodwork

 

 

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  • Skin biopsies for dermatohistopathology

 

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  • Video otoscopy 

 

 

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