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Pyoderma refers to any skin disease characterized by purulent infections. This disease may be classified as deep or superficial, depending on the degree of dermal involvement.
Pyoderma in dogs is usually associated with:
Treatment is based on sensitivity to antimicrobial culture.
In deep pyoderma, oral pradofloxacin, oral cefadroxil and subcutaneously injected cefovecin have a satisfactory outcome.
The majority of pyodermas appear to resolve regardless of methicillin susceptibility of S. pseudintermedius.
- Summers JF et al (2012) The effectiveness of systemic antimicrobial treatment in canine superficial and deep pyoderma: a systematic review. Vet Dermatol 23(4):305-329
- Bryan J et al (2012) Treatment outcome of dogs with meticillin-resistant and meticillin-susceptible Staphylococcus pseudintermedius pyoderma. Vet Dermatol 23(4):361-368