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Gastroenterology

Essential to Every Cell: Cobalamin in Health and Disease

Clinical signs associated with hypocobalaminemia include gastrointestinal issues, immunodeficiency, metabolic derangements, and more.

Cobalamin, commonly known as vitamin B12, is a water-soluble vitamin used by every cell in the body, thus is required for maintenance of normal physiologic functions. Given cobalamin’s essential role in health, it follows that cobalamin-deficient states, or hypocobalaminemia, can contribute to disease pathophysiology.

The Diabetic Cat with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Managing IBD in diabetic cats can be challenging, but certain diets and therapy can improve patient wellbeing.

Comorbid conditions can complicate the management of cats with DM, and those with concurrent GI dysfunction such as IBD present some unique challenges.

Esophageal Foreign Bodies in Dogs: Presentation and Removal

There are several ways to retrieve esophageal foreign bodies in dogs, including blind removal, endoscopic retrieval, fluoroscopic retrieval, and surgical retrieval.

There are several ways to retrieve an esophageal foreign body, including blind removal, endoscopic retrieval, fluoroscopic retrieval, and surgical retrieval.

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Diagnosing Canine Abdominal Organ Torsions: Twisted in Every Way

Organ torsions may be relatively uncommmon but knowing how to properly diagnose them via imaging is imperative to saving a dog's life.

Organ torsions may be relatively uncommmon but knowing how to properly diagnose them via imaging is imperative to saving a dog’s life.

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Diagnosing Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs

Diagnosis of pancreatitis in dogs is made based on a combination of presenting clinical signs, serology, abdominal ultrasonography findings, and response to medical therapy.

Diagnosis of pancreatitis in dogs is made based on a combination of presenting clinical signs, serology, abdominal ultrasonography findings, and response to medical therapy.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs and Cats

Diagnosis, diagnostics, and treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in dogs and cats, a multifactorial disease characterized by chronic enteropathies that can significantly impact quality of life.

Inflammatory bowel disease is a multifactorial disease of dogs and cats characterized by chronic enteropathies that can significantly impact quality of life. This article discusses the believed influences on gut inflammation, potential diagnostics, treatment options, and clinical outcomes in light of the most recent literature available.

Chronic Vomiting in Cats: When to Recommend Endoscopy

Endoscopy can help determine the cause of the cat’s clinical signs of vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, or loss of appetite

Chronic vomiting is a common presenting sign for cats, and evaluation can be frustrating for both owners and veterinarians because of the long differential list. Endoscopy is warranted after systemic diseases have been ruled out, particularly in cases without solitary jejunal disease.

Intestinal Microbes and Digestive System Disease in Dogs

Jan S. Suchodolski, MedVet, DrVetMed, PhD, AGAF, DACVM Texas A&M University The intestinal microbiota comprises viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In the past, the word microflora has been used to describe this complex ecosystem, but microbiota (from –bios, “living organisms”) is the more appropriate term. The microbiome is the collective genome of all these microbes. …

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