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Companion Animal Practice
Medical treatment of otitis externa in the dog and cat
  1. Chris Little

    Chris Little graduated from Glasgow University in 1981. He spent three years in general practice and three years at the University of Bristol School of Veterinary Science where he obtained a PhD tor studies concerned with chronic ear disease in the dog. He now teaches at the University of Glasgow Veterinary School where his principal interests are small animal cardiology and internal medicine.


OTITIS externa is extremely common among small animals and can be frustrating to manage. Some primary causes of otitis and predisposing and perpetuating factors for the condition were highlighted in an article in the previous issue (pp 9–16). That article also described a simple approach to the investigation of otitis. Here, the medical treatment of otitis externa in dogs and cats is discussed.

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