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Chronic Diarrhea in Dogs - Some Facts and Food for Thought

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  • Description:
    Dogs with chronic diarrhea are commonly encountered in the veterinary practice setting. The problem may be intermittent and recurring or persistent in nature.

    Causes of chronic diarrhea include primary gastrointestinal disorders as well as diseases that do not originate from within the GI tract (i.e. a manifestation of a pancreatic, liver, kidney, cardiovascular, or other disorder).
    Read more about chronic diarrhea: http://www.vetvine.com/forums/topic/885/chronic-diarrhea

    Findings of a study that examined the causes of chronic diarrhea in dogs - in a clinical setting - are revealed in this Specialty Update. These findings are helpful for guiding clinicians in their approach to the diagnosis and management of dogs with chronic diarrhea.

    Discussion includes:
    * Food, antibiotic, and steroid responsive enteropathies
    * Primary vs. secondary enteropathy and their frequency of diagnosis in a population of dogs with chronic diarrhea
    * The value of a GI biopsy for differentiating between the "big 3" causes of inflammatory enteropathy
    * Rethinking the approach to the initial management of patients with chronic diarrhea

    Running time:  12 mins

    Free registration for Premium Membership subscribers http://vetvine.com/article/181/evidence-based-update-subscriptions). Basic Member Fee: $15.95
  • Sponsor: VetVine
  • Presenter(s): Elisabeth Zenger, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $15.95


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