Discoid lupus

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Discoid lupus

Postby RowdyGSP » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:35 am

Rowdy was diagnosed with discoid lupus... much better than Lupoid Dermatosis or Systemic Lupus, but still something shorthair owners should be aware of... cracking, peeeling/bleeding skin on the nose... some cracking and peeling on the balls too... corticosterioids and coconut oil seems to be of a lot of help... his skin is looking much better after treatment, but treatment will likely be ongoing the rest of his life.... Just something to watch for if you are a shorthair owner.
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Re: Discoid lupus

Postby Constructeur » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:38 pm

I imagine the dry climate where you live doesn't help. So is it coconut oil to keep him from totally drying out, and a steroid cream for when it actually cracks?
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Re: Discoid lupus

Postby huntnvet » Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:53 pm

Sorry to hear that. A real pain to deal with. You might want to inform the breeder you purchased from...not implying this is hereditary, just so they can keep track of possible issues in their lines.
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Re: Discoid lupus

Postby DrahtsundBraats » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:23 pm

Huntnvet,
Do you mind giving us the short course on this condition? Is this an immunological disturbance and what is the etiology of the condition? any proven hereditary connection? I have seen this in a fair number of spaniel types through the years.
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