Small Animal Dermatology Q&A 11

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An intensely pruritic dog was presented for examination. The dog’s pruritus developed acutely approximately 3 weeks ago. The dog had no history of skin disease prior to this episode. The dog was normal on physical examination except for being intensely pruritic and having ‘scaly’ elbows. The organism shown was found on a skin scraping from the elbow of the patient.

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