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SKIN BIOLOGY AND INNOVATIONS IN DERMATOLOGY
The Symposium on Skin Biology and Innovations in Dermatology took place in Juan Les Pins on 22nd March 2003. It was hosted and organized by Virbac, world leader in veterinary dermatology, to give active support to the development of clinical veterinary dermatology.


The 12 speakers of the Symposiom came from France, U.K. and Germany. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Dr.h.c. Hans Koch, President of the European College of Veterinary Dermatology - Germany.

Please view the presentations below by clicking on the titels.
PART 1: CUTANEOUS BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY

PART 2: TOPICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT:
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT CHALLENGES ?
In human:
Current galenical research challenges in human dermatology:
applications for the development of products for sensitive and atopic skin.


In animal:
Galenical innovations in veterinary dermatology:


PART 3: THE ART OF SHAMPOOS IN VETERINARY DERMATOLOGY:
TREATMENT AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES


PART 4: DESIGNING A NEW RANGE OF TOPICAL PRODUCTS:
THE ALLERMYL STORY

The purpose of the Symposium was to review and summarise the present status of scientific knowledge in comparative immuno-dermatology and clinical researches on atopic dermatitis. Special emphasis was given to new innovations and developments, such as novel galenic formulations of topical products for the treatment of hyper-reactive skin.

The goals of the Symposium were:
  • to present a forum for the discussion of recent results and ideas among colleagues from practice and academia together with human dermatologists, scientists and researchers from the pharmaceutical industry;
  • to facilitate communication and information sharing among leaders in the field; and
  • to share `lessons learned` from others and explore how they can be applied to advance the discipline.

The moving forces behind this Symposium were the Virbac staff who are closely connected with veterinary dermatologists, and more precisely Dr Hugues Gatto, Development Manager for Dermatological products, who managed the scientific organisation of this symposium, and Cécile Cormorèche, Dermatological Range Manager, who handled all the logistical and organisational aspects.

The stature of those participating in this Symposium ensured a most successful meeting and excellent interaction. Everybody enjoyed the high level of competence as well as the delightful ambiance provided with professionalism and passion by the hosting company Virbac.

It is hoped that the presentations and proceedings will contribute to the advancement of veterinary dermatology throughout the world.

Hans KOCH
Dr. Dr.h.c., a.o. Professor, Diplomate ECVD (European College of Veterinary Dermatology)


All presentations of the Virbac Symposium

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Inguinal percutaneous ultrasound to locate cryptorchid testes in horses Standing laparoscopic removal of abdominally retained cryptorchid testes may reduce patient morbidity and speed recovery compared with traditional laparotomy because anaesthesia is avoided and skin incisions are smaller. Reliably locating the testis preoperatively is therefore optimal to avoid unnecessary surgical morbidity and expense. The authors describe and review the results of a simple method of location using ultrasound scanning of the inguinal region, with a negative result indicating abdominal Retention, developed on more than 170 horses.

  • Transcriptome analysis of sarcoids in horses
  • Atopic dermatitis and the intestinal microbiota in dogs and men
  • 2-tier histologic grading system for canine cutaneous mast cell tumors on cytology
  • Atopic dermatitis and the intestinal microbiota
  • Axial pattern skin flaps in dogs and cats - indications, complications, results
  • Ocular changes in Quarter horses with hereditary equine regional dermal asthenia
  • Aseptic preparation of the skin before arthrocentesis in horses
  • Steroid sparing effect of essential fatty acid supplementation
  • Transdermal methimazole for treatment of feline hyperthyroidism
  • Biophysical evaluation for mapping of the canine skin
  • Do cellular blue naevi exist in horses?
  • New insights in the pathogenesis of equine sarcoids
  • Bandaging and second intention wound healing in horses with distal limb wounds
  • Multinodular pulmonary fibrosis in horses due to Herpes infection
  • Topical treatment of equine cannon hyperkeratosis
  • Masitinib in canine mast cell tumors
  • Low dose cyclosporin plus ketoconazole in canine perianal fistulas
  • Multinodular pulmonary fibrosis in horses due to Herpesvirus infection
  • Allergen threshold concentrations in equine intradermal testing
  • Ultrasound-guided removal of superficial plant awns
  • Correlation between parasite load in facial skin and tributary lymph nodes in Leishmaniasis
  • Program for global eradication of foot-and-mouth-disease
  • Quantification of lumpy skin disease virus after experimental infection
  • Laser surgery in canine interdigital cysts and comedones
  • Gene transcription in canine atopic dermatitis
  • Idiopathic papillomas of the penile mucosa
  • Update of the aetiology of canine otitis externa
  • 0.4% topical stannous fluoride gel for bacterial skin infections in horses
  • 0.1% tacrolimus ointment (Protopic®) in canine atopic dermatitis
  • Suppurative facial cellulitis and panniculitis caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis
  • In vitro model of Microsporum canis dermatophytosis
  • Latent viral phase in horses with sarcoids?
  • Misuse of statistics in veterinary dermatology
  • Subcutaneous abscess with severe complications due to Clostridium perfringens
  • Papillomaviral sequences in feline Bowenoid in situ carcinoma
  • Dermatitis due to Dermanyssus gallinae in a horse
  • Intraepidermal adenocarcinoma in the perianal skin of two cats
  • Generalized alopecic and cystic dermatosis in a cat (case report)
  • Proliferative and necrotizing otitis externa in cats
  • Malassezia overgrowth in allergic cats
  • Cutaneous reactive histiocytosis in dogs
  • Skin fragility syndrome associated with FIP (case report)
  • Multiple cutaneous ganglioneuromas in a Labrador retriever (case report)
  • Reconstruction of the lower eyelid in cats with squamous cell carcinoma
  • Transposition of first digital pad for reconstruction of a soft tissue defect (case report)
  • Advances in mast cell tumour diagnosis and therapy
  • Facial staphylococcal-associated dermatitis in sheep
  • Pyotraumatic dermatitis - new insights
  • Sugars in surface microbe-host interactions
  • Six organic diseases mimicking acral lick dermatitis
  • First artificial living skin graft produced
  • Imidacloprid/moxidectin combination against naturally acquired canine scabies
  • Low-dose specific immunotherapy in dogs with atopic dermatitis
  • New insights in equine anhidrosis
  • Congenital lipoblastoma in a neonate calf
  • Raccoonpox infection in a cat in Canada (case report)
  • Selamectin against Psoroptes and Sarcoptes mites in rabbits
  • Canine pyoderma caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection
  • Raccoonpox infection in a cat (case report)
  • Alopecia and dermatopathy after pelvic fractures
  • Ciprofloxacin instead of enrofloxacin in disk diffusion susceptibility test (DDT)?
  • Objective measurement of pruritus in dogs
  • Regional differences in the drug penetration through equine skin
  • Mast cells and angiogenesis in canine melanomas - prognostic factors
  • Home-made versus chicken hydrolysate diet in dogs with adverse food reactions
  • Imiquimod 5% cream in equine sarcoids
  • Plant extracts in the treatment of canine atopic dermatitis
  • Lifestyle factors taking influence on the prevalence of allergies in children
  • Feline cutaneous mycobacteriosis - which subtypes are the most common?
  • Equine Culicoides Hypersensitivity: Update of tests
  • News from the external ear canal of horses
  • Recombinant canine interferon-alpha (KT-100) versus antihistamines in atopic dogs
  • Zygomatic salivary cyst with mucocele in a cat
  • Long-term results of immunosuppressive therapy in canine pemphigus foliaceus
  • Feline acne - an update
  • Results of vulvoplasty in 34 dogs with recessed vulva
  • Osteolytic osteomyelitis in a dog with visceral leishmaniasis
  • Immunolocalization of aquaporin-5 expression in sweat gland cells of horses
  • Canine dermatitis due to Straelensia cynotis (case report)
  • Encephalitozoon hellem infection causing an unilateral chronic keratoconjunctivitis in an umbrella
  • Efficacy and safety of cyclosporin in dogs with atopic dermatitis
  • Colorectal plasmocytomas - how do they behave?
  • Therapy-refractory pododermatitis - a novel disease?
  • Pustular calicivirus dermatitis on the abdomen of two cats after routine ovariectomy
  • Selamectin against Rhipicephalus sanguineus and Dermacentor variabilis
  • Oral doxycycline, niacinamide and prednisolone in bilateral nodular granulomatous conjunctivitis
  • Atopy patch test reactions in high-IgE beagles
  • Topical eprinomectin in the treatment of Psoroptes cuniculi
  • Exfoliative toxins from Staphylococcus hyicus
  • S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine (SAMe) as antidote in acetaminophen toxicity
  • Itraconazole pulse therapy in dogs with malassezia dermatitis
  • Prevalence of house dust mite-antigen in houses with and without dogs
  • Skin myxoma in a dog (case report)
  • Bilateral ear canal neoplasia in dogs
  • Doramectin against scabies in rabbits
  • Intermediate steroid hormone levels in dogs with Alopecia X
  • Skin metastases of a bronchial adenocarcinoma in a cat (case report)
  • Zinc-responsive probably hereditary dermatosis in goats
  • Metabolism of progesterone by canine hair follicle cells (In vitro)
  • Leishmania spp. and Mycobacterium spp. in canine cutaneous `sterile` pyogranuloma/granuloma syndrome
  • Manifestations of exfoliative cutaneous lupus erythematosus in German short-haired pointers
  • Different serum immunoreactivity to Malassezia pachydermatis in dogs
  • Immunostimulatory liposome-nucleic acid complexes in allergen-specific immunotherapy of dogs with AD
  • ... and the winners are:
  • Hereditary regional dermal asthenia in three Brazilian Quarter horses
  • Terbinafine versus ketoconazole in canine malassezia dermatitis
  • Are human and canine staphylococci species specific?
  • Castration and gestagen therapies in male dogs
  • Heat shock proteins expression in canine skin tumors
  • Role of IgE in equine urticaria
  • Acral mutilation and analgesia in French spaniels
  • Rapidly growing Mycobacteria in dogs and cats
  • Cutaneous neosporosis in a dog with pemphigus foliaceus
  • Intravenous fluorescein in intradermal allergy testing in birds
  • Prevalence of house dust mite allergens in the UK
  • Adult-onset hair loss in Chesapeake Bay retrievers
  • Efficacy of various therapies in canine atopic dermatitis
  • Do eczema drugs increase the risk of cancer?
  • Cutaneous microflora in horses with and without skin diseases
  • Topical pimecrolimus in canine KCS
  • Immunohistochemistry in dogs with VKH-like syndrome
  • Only every fifth dog had known tick exposure
  • Clindamycin once daily in canine pyoderma
  • Pyotraumatic dermatitis: new insights in histopathology
  • Bacteria isolates from skin and ears over 6 years
  • `Food allergens` of lamb, beef and cow´s milk identified?
  • Seasonal insect bite hypersensitivity in sheep
  • Do we use the wrong allergen concentrations for intradermal skin testing?
  • Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis outbreak causes skin lesions and mastitis
  • Prednisone or prednisolone in the feline patient?
  • Superficial necrolytic dermatitis in a cat: diagnostic findings (case report)
  • Cephalexin intermittent therapy in dogs with “idiopathic” recurrent pyoderma
  • Patch tests with house dust mite antigen in dogs
  • Intradermal or allergen-specific IgE tests in seasonal atopic dermatitis?
  • Are Malassezia yeasts the reason for feather picking?
  • Essential fatty acids in canine atopic dermatitis
  • Canine distemper virus in epidermis of the footpads
  • Sex hormone intermediates in dogs with alopecia
  • Synergistic effect of chlorhexidine and miconazole on M. canis growth in vitro
  • Oral cyclosporin in canine end stage otitis
  • Dermoid cyst in the dorsal midline of a young horse (case report)
  • Topical 0,1% tacrolimus in canine atopic dermatitis
  • `Irritant` threshold concentration for insect extracts in equine skin testing
  • Pelvic fractures and the skin
  • Research project for equine hereditary diseases started
  • Update in treatment of dermatophytosis in dogs and cats
  • Hand and forearm dermatoses in veterinarians
  • Preoperative warming to reduce wound infections?
  • Interdigital dermatitis - update in therapeutic options
  • Intradermal allergy test in psittacines: unreliable with and without intravenous fluorescein
  • Coma and apnea in a dog with hydroxyzine toxicosis (case report)
  • Efficacy of terbinafine and ketoconazole against Malassezia in dogs
  • New technique for skin biopsies in birds



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