Gastroenterology

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GI Intervention: Approach to Diagnosis & Therapy of the Patient With Acute Diarrhea

P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA, Diplomate ACVIM Diarrhea can be defined as increased fecal fluidity, usually accompanied by increased defecation frequency and volume of feces. Most cases of diarrhea are mild and self-limiting, requiring minimal diagnostics and therapy. Life-threatening cases can occur, however, that require greater diagnostic efforts and intensive care. ACUTE VERSUS CHRONIC …

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GI Intervention: Approach to Diagnosis & Therapy of the Vomiting Patient

P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA, Diplomate ACVIM Vomiting is a common clinical complaint in both dogs and cats and a clinical sign common to diseases of many body systems. Management includes controlling vomiting, addressing underlying causes, and correcting fluid and electrolyte abnormalities. Vomiting is a very common clinical complaint in both dogs and cats. …

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Endoscopic Equipment for the Veterinary Practitioner

Julie Callahan Clark, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the examiner to look within an organ or body cavity and gain diagnostic information, which includes grossly evaluating an area of interest and obtaining tissue for histopathologic evaluation. While gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy represents the most common use in veterinary medicine, endoscopes …

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