Canine recurrent flank alopecia

25 Canine recurrent flank alopecia


Generally the alopecia is bilaterally symmetrical, mostly involving the lateral thorax and flanks, but in some dogs it may also affect the dorsal aspects. In a minority of cases, it may also involve the bridge of the nose, convex aspects of the ears, the tail base and the perineum. The alopecia is usually irregular but well demarcated, and both primary and secondary hairs are lost. On regrowth, a change in hair colour – lighter (aurotrichia) or darker (melanotrichia) – may be evident and, in some dogs, the new hair is dry, coarse and brittle. General physical examination in all cases is unremarkable, unless there is a concurrent disease.

The key findings in this case were:

Sep 3, 2016 | Posted by in SMALL ANIMAL | Comments Off on Canine recurrent flank alopecia
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