Gastroenterology/Hepatology

Endoscopy Essentials
Endoscopic Foreign Body Retrieval

Esophageal and gastric foreign bodies are commonly encountered in small animal practice. Endoscopy is the treatment of choice for esophageal and gastric foreign bodies, as it can be used to remove a variety of foreign objects with little risk to the patient. When compared with surgery, endoscopy offers clients a less invasive and less expensive option…

Pet Health by the Numbers
Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies

  In each issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Pet Health by the Numbers correlates an article topic with statistics provided by Banfield Pet Hospital (banfield.com). These statistics are extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.4 million dogs and more than 480,000 cats presented to more than 890 Banfield Pet Hospitals in …

Canine Pediatrics: The Vomiting Puppy

Justine A. Lee, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC & ABT VETgirl (vetgirlontherun.com) Leah A. Cohn, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) University of Missouri JP, a 6-week-old, 3.5-kg intact male pit bull mix, presented for anorexia, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea. He had been acquired from a flea market and seemed healthy but thin. HISTORY The …

Endoscopy Essentials: Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Techniques, Part 2

Julie Callahan Clark, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM University of Pennsylvania Welcome to our newest column in Today’s Veterinary Practice—Endoscopy Essentials. Similar to our Imaging Essentials column, which addresses radiography by anatomic location, each article in this column will discuss endoscopic evaluation of a specifi c body system, reviewing indications, disease abnormalities, and proper endoscopic technique. The …

ACVN Nutrition Notes: Nutritional Management of Chronic Enteropathies in Dogs

Valerie J. Parker, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVN Ohio State University The American College of Veterinary Nutrition (acvn.org) and Today’s Veterinary Practice are delighted to bring you the Nutrition Notes column, which provides the highest quality, cutting edge information on companion animal nutrition, provided by the ACVN’s foremost nutrition specialists. The primary objectives of the …

Canine Chronic Hepatitis: Diagnosis & Treatment

Yuri Lawrence, DVM, MA, MS, Diplomate ACVIM Jörg Steiner, MedVet, DrMedVet, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM & ECVIM Texas A&M University Chronic hepatitis is the most common liver disease in dogs. The World Small Animal Veterinary Association Liver Standardization Group has published standards for diagnosis of the various forms of chronic hepatitis.1 This article reviews the current …

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