Kimberly S. Coyner, DVM, DACVD
Don't just scrape by on your skin sampling skills
This how-to handout on performing a skin scraping will help improve your chances of catching an infection with mighty sneaky mites in veterinary patients.
Checklist: Environmental control of infectious disease
Check off these precautions when handling patients with an infectious disease.
Managing MRSA, MRSP, and MRSS dermatologic infections in pets
Has one of these resistant infections invaded one of your patients? What should you do now to eliminate the infection? Read on...
The emergence and prevalence of MRSA, MRSP, and MRSS in pets and people
An overview of this increasingly common and concerning bacteria-consider it MRS 101.
Performing skin surface cytology
Skin cytology can help identify bacterial or Malassezia infection, as well as characterize inflammatory infiltrate.
Skills Laboratory: How to perform skin scraping and skin surface cytology
Quick. Easy. Inexpensive. Review the techniques described here to maximize your diagnostic yield when using these two common dermatologic tools.