Atopic dermatitis – adress the cause or just treat the symptoms?

Welcome to Dr. Baddaky’s spring course on atopic dermatitis
10-15% of dogs suffer from atopic dermatitis. Only 5% of them get offered allergenspecific immunotherapy. Improving the management of atopic dogs in your practice will increase compliance and lead to happy clients and healthier dogs.

Peter Forsythe will inspire you with the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis, show you how to reach the diagnosis and teach you to recognise and control important flare factors. He will give an update about steroid sparing medical treatment options and share with you his clinical experience with allergenspecific immunotherapy (ASIT) – the only treatment which will modify the underlying disease.

Babette Taugbøl will inform about the importance of cross reactive carbohydrates and the new HESKA Food Reaction Test.

09:00 – 10:00 Registration and sandwiches
10.00 – 11.00  Atopic dermatitis – introduction to pathogenesis, diagnosis and flare factors (PF)
11.00 – 11.20   Coffee
11.20 – 12.00  Carbohydrate (CCD) test and new HESKA food reaction test (BT)
12.00 – 13.00  Steroid sparing strategies in atopic dermatitis: ciclosporin, oclacitinib, lokivetmab – what are they and  and how to get the best out of them (PF)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 ASIT aqueous or aluminium precipitated, SLIT, combinations with medications, adjusting the protocols – (PF)
15.00 – 15.15  Coffee
15.15 – 16.00  Case discussions – (PF)
16:00 – 16:15  Closing remarks and final questions

Oslo 26.04. Gardermoen Airport Hotel, Ravinevegen 11, 2060 Gardermoen
Stockholm 27.04. Freys Hotel, Bryggargatan 12, 101 31 Stockholm

About the lecturers:
Peter Forsythe
Peter graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in 1983. He spent fourteen years in mixed general practice including a year working in Australia. He developed an interest in dermatology in the late ‘80’s and gained the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Dermatology in 1992. In 1997 he returned to the Dick Vet to do a residency in dermatology and gained the RCVS Diploma in 2001. Since then he has run a referral dermatology practice based in Glasgow and Aberdeen in Scotland. The practice now employs two specialist dermatologists and a resident. He is an RCVS recognised specialist in dermatology and an honorary lecturer in dermatologyat Glasgow and Edinburgh Veterinary Schools.

Babette Baddaky Taugbøl, Swedish specialist in dermatology
Babette has worked in the field of veterinary dermatology for the past 20 years.
She is the managing director of Dr. Baddaky, consults on dermatology cases and lectures
regularly in all Scandinavian countries. Her main interests are allergy, otitis, omega-3 fatty acids and the treatment of skin infections without the use of antibiotics.