Spiculosis In Kerries

Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, May/June 1992, Volume 28
Pages 257-262.

Information provided by Elaine Walsh

This copyrighted article can not be reprinted here. However, Drs Patrick J. McKeever, Sheila Torres, and Timothy O’Brien wrote an extensive report on spiculosis
in Kerries.

“Spiculosis: a condition characterized by pruritus and hard brittle spicules protruding from hair follicles was diagnosed in four male Kerry Blue Terriers.
Treatment with isotretinoin resulted in marked improvement in one case and complete clearing of spicules in two.”

The article includes many pictures, description of the problem, and treatment.

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