Craig Griffin, DVM, DACVD, shares fundamentals on how to achieve an optimal outcome in veterinary patients with ear infections or allergic conditions. Products and treatments are discussed in this article that could be used in a checklist fashion or as educational background for clinic staff and channel sales reps.
Source: Veterinary Medicine, November 2015, page 288.
It is common for practitioners or clients to discontinue therapy too early, especially if the ear looks reasonably good and there is no obvious odor or discharge. I see many cases when I think it is time to discontinue treatment, but because of the results of cytologic examination, I continue. Be sure to caution owners to expect that based on cytology, treatment may need to continue despite the ear looking better, and if all is clear they will be pleased and think you—or they—did a better job than expected.