Wednesday, 09 September 2015 22:39

WAVD Announces Clinical Practice Guidelines Program for Common Veterinary Dermatoses


The World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD) is pleased to announce the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) for common skin diseases of companion animals. The WAVD CPGs Committee has developed key topics of clinical importance and has enlisted academic and clinical experts to draft the guidelines.

Recommendations made regarding CPGs will be evidence-based whereever possible. Two initial topics have been selected, Current Status of Diagnosis and Treatment of Dermatophytosis in Companion Animals (Drs. Kim Coyner and Susan Paterson, Co-Chairs) and Staphylococcal Infections: Diagnosis, Therapeutic Recommendations and Prevention (Dr. Dan Morris, Chair).

“The committees include international experts for their respective topics and are on track to provide these valuable guidelines for practitioners and specialists alike”, stated Wayne Rosenkrantz, CPGs Chairperson. Rosenkrantz summarised “Chairs and some members of each respective committee will present a draft summary of their guidelines at the 8th World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology in Bordeaux, France on 2 June 2016. After the presentations, time will be available for interaction with the conference attendees and panel members. Additionally, copies of the draft guidelines and consensus statements will be made available for review on the WAVD website for all participants and members of WAVD Member, Provisional and Affiliate Organizations after the presentation. Comments and feedback can be made directly to the authors of the guidelines via the WAVD website. Following this feedback the final CPGs will be submitted to the WAVD Administrative Committee for approval and submission for publication in a peer-reviewed veterinary journal. Additional future topics planned include demodicosis, leishmaniasis, Malassezia dermatitis and autoimmune disease therapy.”