Otitis Externa - Management Strategies for Long-Term Resolutions
Otitis externa is one of the most commonly encountered presentations in clinical practice. It can also be one of the most frustrating, with large numbers of patients developing recurrent or chronic disease. Multiple client surveys have highlighted the fact that frustration with management of chronic otitis is one of the most common reasons for clients switching veterinary practices.
In this webinar we’ll look at how otitis develops in our patients, and gain an understanding of the underlying factors involved. Understanding the pathogenesis of otitis is the most important aspect of successful long-term management of the disease. Armed with this information, we’ll go on to look at specific treatments and preventative measures and the pros and cons of various approaches. We’ll also spend some time discussing the treatment of multi-resistant Pseudomonas otitis, a notoriously difficult infection to get on top of.
Finally, we’ll discuss the various surgical options that may be used in the management of otitis, bearing in mind that in all but a few cases, successful medical management is always our preferred option.
Recording from 17.04.2018
Dr John H C Hutt BVSc(Hons) CertVD MANZCVS DipACVD
John graduated from the University of Queensland in 1988. He worked in general practice in Brisbane for 18 months before travelling to the UK in 1990, where he worked in small animal practice for the next 11 years. He was a clinical assistant in dermatology at the Animal Health Trust from 1998 to 2001.In 2001 John set up North Kent Referrals, a multi-disciplinary referral practice in the south of England, and he owned and ran the practice until its sale in 2012.
John is a registered specialist in Veterinary Dermatology. He holds the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Dermatology, is a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS) by examination in small animal medicine, and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. John is a past President of the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group.
Following his return to Brisbane in 2013, John joined the team at Dermatology for Animals. His clinical interests include the management of allergic skin disease in dogs, immune mediated skin disorders, and all aspects of feline and equine dermatology. John has regularly presented on the subject of veterinary dermatology to veterinary surgeons and nurses in both Europe and Australia.