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The future is long acting

Canine otitis externa is a common problem in small animal practice. Selection of the most appropriate treatment is essential to make the animals comfortable quickly and to resolve infection effectively. The ability to do this prevents the development of chronic change within the ear canal, prevents the development of resistant infections and prevents dogs becoming ear phobic, which they can when they are subjected to recurrent treatment regimes. The use of long-acting otic products prescribed on the basis of an examination and cytology have the ability to resolve infection effectively by maintaining high levels of topical drugs, and through improved levels of owner and pet compliance. 

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Sue Paterson

M.A. VetMB. DVD DipECVD FRCVS 

Sue Paterson is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and by the European College of Veterinary Dermatology as a Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology. She has recently been elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for her contributions to clinical practice in the field of Veterinary Dermatology. 
 
Sue has written 7 text books. “Skin Diseases of the Dog” published in 1998, then “Skin Diseases of the Cat” in 1999. These have sold worldwide and have been translated into many languages including German, Spanish, Chinese and Russian. Her third text book “Medical Management of Otitis Externa” was published in 2005 followed by “Skin Diseases of Exotic Pets” in 2006. The second edition of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat was published in 2008. An illustrated “Atlas of Ear Disease of the Cat and Dog” was published in 2012 and most recently in 2014 she published “Otitis Externa” with her co-author Richard Harvey. She has contributed chapters to a variety of text books including the BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Dermatology, Feline Internal Medicine, Equine Medicine and Therapeutics and Advances in Veterinary Dermatology. She has more than 60 refereed publications in English, European and American journals. 
She has lectured extensively, including in the USA at the North American Veterinary Community Congress, in the UK at national meetings of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and for the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group. She is a regular speaker at the annual British Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress. 
 
In Europe, she is a regular contributor to the Annual European Dermatology Congresses and has been an invited speaker at international meetings all over the World in more than 30 different countries. 
 
She is a Council member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, is Vice President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and is Senior Vice President of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatologists.   
In her spare time she is a keen walker with her husband Richard and her two Labradors Thornton and Saffron.