Looking for some great practice, personal, and scientific CE on demand? Check out the new, free Web conferences available from VetFolio this month!

Fleas, Ticks and Dermatologists

March 21–April 3, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Michael Canfield

Brought to you by Merck

This Web conference will cover basic flea biology as it relates to flea allergy dermatitis, including clinical information related to flea control and flea allergy dermatitis management. It will also review basic tick ecology as it relates to tick control measures and limitations. An introduction to dermatological disorders associated with flea and tick exposure will also be discussed.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will understand:

  • Basic flea biology
  • Flea allergy dermatitis
  • The differences between topical and systemic flea control
  • Basic tick biology

Not All Allergic Dermatitis is Atopy—The Management of Acute Allergic Skin Disease

March 28–April 10, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Rosenberg

Brought to you by Zoetis

Dogs are presented to veterinarians on a daily basis with short-term or acute pruritic skin disease, and it is important to make a diagnosis so treatment and prevention for future episodes can be provided. This Web conference discusses diagnostic tests and options for therapy.

During this conference, participants will learn why:

  • Pruritis is complex, and a newly discovered cytokine, IL-31, plays a large role in many dogs with pruritis associated with allergic processes
  • Oclacitinib is a JAK STAT inhibitor that inhibits inflammatory cytokines associated with allergic pruritis, including IL-31
  • Allergy immunotherapy is still the most recommended therapy for long-term control of atopic dermatitis
  • Dermatologic workup, including diagnostics such as cytology and skin scrapings, are important to perform to accurately diagnose underlying causes of acute pruritis

To learn more about these Web conferences, including information about the speakers, or to register, visit

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