Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.
Pemphigus foliaceus is a rare autoimmune disease of the skin that can affect humans, goats, horses, cats and dogs. It affects all ages of goats, ranging from 1 month to seven years of age.
Skin lesions and hair loss on lips, face and neck, ears, and/or feet
Generalized, non-pruritic exfoliative dermatitis
Pustules affecting haired skin
Randomly scattered coalescing, circular patches of hair loss
- Clinical signs
- Skin biopsy of lesions
- Direct immunofluorescence testing
|Systemic glucocorticoids||Prednisone 1 mg/kg IM twice daily for 7-10 days, then alternate morning therapy at a reduced dosage|
|Corticosteroid injection||Administered IM once every 2 months|
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