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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


  • 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


  • Bloodwork



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  • Skin biopsies for dermatohistopathology





  • Video otoscopy 



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