February 2015 by Karen Moriello, DVM, DACVD

Audience: Veterinary Team

Video Length: 103 minutes

Itching is one of the number one reasons dogs visit veterinarians, and it plagues dogs in animal shelters and foster homes just as much. What can be done to give an affected dog some relief and get to the bottom of the underlying cause?

In Part 1 of her four-part series on veterinary dermatology in shelter and foster home pets, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, Dr. Karen Moriello, will tackle this tough problem with a special focus on approaches suitable to the limited resources of shelters and rescue groups, and the role of foster families in the treatment of itchy dogs.

Join us for this free webcast, How to Stop Itching in Shelter and Foster Home Dogs, as Dr. Moriello presents an overview of the common causes of itching in dogs and a practical approach for the diagnosis and treatment of skin ailments.

Attendees will learn:

  • The most common causes of itching in dogs
  • Treatments for specific diseases
  • How to participate in treatment trials
  • Management of dogs with chronic allergic skin disease to enhance their adoptability

This four-part veterinary dermatology series by Dr. Moriello is part of an ongoing series of educational programs from Maddie's Fund®, 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 course has been pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits.

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.