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lick

1. a stroke with the tongue, normally used in cleaning the coat or ingesting a substance from a flat surface. See also licking.
2. a mixture of salt plus other macro-elements, especially phosphorus, trace elements, vitamins and other feed additives, fed loosely in a box in the field or indoor housing. The objective is to get the animals to ingest small amounts daily by licking the mixture; salt hungry cattle may eat larger amounts. May be consolidated into a block which encourages licking. Called also mineral mix.

acral lick dermatitis
see acral lick dermatitis.
lick dermatitis
see lick granuloma (below).
feline lick granuloma
see feline eosinophilic granuloma complex.
lick granuloma
called also lick dermatitis; see acral lick dermatitis.
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These are fleas, allergic dermatitis, and lick granulomas.
Some lick granulomas are very challenging to treat and can be aided by ancillary therapies like acupuncture, therapy lasers, 'pain medications, cones (Elizabethan collars), and other physical protection from self trauma.
Dogs with allergies often lick their skin and can start a lick granuloma.
If a dog with a lick granuloma is successfully treated early in the course of the disease, the skin can heal normally or nearly normally.
Most lick granulomas are the size and shape of a silver dollar, but some extend for several inches in all directions.
Because conventional therapies can have serious side effects and because hot spots and lick granulomas are notorious for recurring, holistic veterinarians look beyond their obvious symptoms to their underlying causes.
It can be applied to cuts, wounds, burns, bites, stings, hot spots, and lick granulomas (its bitter taste helps deter licking).
She had a couple of rubbery cysts, one on her back and one behind her right elbow, both the size of an olive, and four lick granulomas, one at the top of each foot.
Not covered in that article were hot spots and lick granulomas, which she remedies in this issue.