Consensus Guidelines

We are delighted to announce that the inaugural Clinical Consensus Guidelines featuring two major topics of practical relevance to veterinarians in clinical practice have been reviewed following commentary posted on this website.

Both have now been published in the journal Veterinary Dermatology and are open access.

WAVD would like to sincerely thank the committees and authors involved for their diligence in accomplishing this momentous task, and also to Wiley Blackwell for allowing these important reviews to be accessed freely by the wider community.

Access to the PDF versions of these files is provided by clicking on the links below:

Recommendations for approaches to meticillin-resistant staphylococcal infections of small animals: diagnosis, therapeutic considerations and preventative measures.

Diagnosis and treatment of dermatophytosis in dogs and cats.

The most recent clinical consensus guidelines (CCGs) for common clinical presentations in veterinary dermatology are available for review and comments. These most recent CCGs on demodicosis and Malassezia dermatitis represent collaborative efforts to extensively review all of the literature and present evidence-based information whenever possible.  A review of the CCG statements will be presented at the 2018 NAVDF in Maui, USA and ESVD/ECVD meeting in Dubrovnik. As part of the process for generating these guidelines the WAVD is seeking input and constructive comments.

The manuscripts are available here and we look forward to constructive comments.

Clinical Consensus Guidelines: Demodicosis – Ralf Mueller

Clinical consensus guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Malassezia dermatitis – Ross Bond