Stopping Seborrhea in Dogs

May 2015 by Karen Moriello, DVM, DACVD

Audience: Veterinary Team

Video Length: 1:29

Seborrhea in dogs can be caused by underlying skin disease or by a primary skin defect. While not life-threatening, the odor and appearance can make it very difficult to find a home for even the friendliest, most appealing dog. What can shelters and foster homes do to resolve this condition in dogs they're caring for?

Join Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Karen Moriello, as she presents a free webcast, Stopping the Scales, Greasiness, and Odor of Seborrhea in Shelter and Foster Home Dogs.

This is the third in a four-part series on veterinary dermatology by Dr. Moriello, who will focus on how best to manage the skin, ears and odor of seborrhea.

Attendees will learn:

  • The underlying causes of seborrhea
  • Which tests are helpful, and which aren't
  • Common triggers
  • The critical role of foster homes
  • What you need to know about transitioning dogs to a permanent home

This four-part veterinary dermatology series by Dr. Moriello is part of an ongoing series of educational programs from Maddie's Institute®, a program of Maddie's Fund®, the nation's leading funder of shelter medicine education. Maddie's Institute brings cutting edge shelter medicine information from universities and animal welfare leaders to shelter veterinarians, managers and staff as well as private practice veterinarians, rescue groups and community members to increase the lifesaving of homeless dogs and cats community-wide.

This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 1.5 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.                                                     

This course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.

Karen Moriello, DVM, DACVD

About Karen Moriello, DVM, DACVD

Dr. Moriello is a clinical professor of veterinary dermatology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison where she has been a faculty member since 1986. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and received the ACVD Award of Excellence in 2005. She has authored three teaching textbooks and is currently the co-editor of Veterinary Dermatology, an international journal. She has authored more than 200 manuscripts and book chapters on all aspects of small animal dermatology. Her research primarily focuses on the practical aspects of the management and treatment of dermatophytosis.

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