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Companion Animal Practice
Dealing with cutaneous staphylococcal infection in dogs
  1. David Lloyd

    David Lloyd qualified at the Royal Veterinary College, London, in 1968. After a short spell in small animal and mixed practice he worked for four years on dermatophilosis with British Technical Aid in Nigeria and then for a further five years on climate and its effects on skin infection at the Hannah Research Institute, Ayr. He was awarded a PhD for this work. In 1979, he moved back to the Royal Veterinary College to set up the Dermatology Unit. He is a FRCVS and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Dermatology. Currently he is University of London Reader in Veterinary Dermatology. His special area of interest is skin infection and immunity.


STAPHYLOCOCCAL infection resulting in various forms of pyoderma is one of the commonest problems faced by veterinary surgeons in practice. Most forms of pyoderma are recurrent and the cost of therapy represents a severe burden for owners. A better understanding of the ecology of the staphylococci and the factors which promote infection can lead to more rational and effective therapeutic approaches.

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