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Diseases of the Pinna in Animals


Sandra Diaz

, DVM, MS, DACVD, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University

Last full review/revision Aug 2021 | Content last modified Sep 2021

A variety of dermatologic conditions affect the pinna. Rarely, a disease affects the pinna alone or the pinna is the initial site affected. As with all dermatologic conditions, a diagnosis is best made with the results of a thorough history, a complete physical and dermatologic examination, and with careful selection and evaluation of specific diagnostic tests. The following topics are not all-inclusive but include diseases that solely or commonly affect the pinna of domestic animals.

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