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Panagiotis Mantis, Dimitrios Tontis, David Church, David Lloyd, Kim Stevens, Dimitrios Balomenos, Pagona G. Gouletsou, Giorgos Gianoulopoulos, Dimitrios Doukas, Apostolos D. Galatos and Manolis Saridomichelakis High-frequency ultrasound biomicroscopy of the normal canine haired skin Veterinary Dermatology 25

Version of Record online: 12 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/vde.12120

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Background – The ultrasonographic appearance of the normal canine haired skin examined using high-frequency ultrasonography has not been described. Hyposthesis/Objectives – To describe the echogenicity of normal canine haired skin using high-frequency (50 MHz) ultrasonography and to compare ultrasonographic with histological measurements of skin thickness using snap-frozen tissue biopsy samples. Conclusions and clinical importance – Cutaneous ultrasound biomicroscopy using a 50 MHz transducer is a useful tool for the following applications: (i) to identify the skin layers (including the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous fat); (ii) to demonstrate the hair follicles in various areas of the haired skin; and (iii) to measure the thickness of normal canine skin accurately.

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