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Companion Animal Practice
Surgical approaches in the management of chronic otitis externa
  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 for 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.


THIS, the third in a series of articles on otitis externa in the dog and cat, briefly reviews the pathological changes which occur in chronic otitis to explain the rationale for surgery, and then goes on to discuss a variety of surgical approaches which aid the management of the condition. The previous articles covered the primary causes and investigation of otitis externa (January 1996, pp 9-16) and medical treatment (February 1996, pp 66-71).

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