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Gastroenterology

The Yellow Cat: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Strategies

There is no mystery when it comes to a “yellow” cat. Icterus and jaundice—both of which describe a yellowish pigmentation of the skin—indicate hyperbilirubinemia, a 5- to 10-fold elevation in serum bilirubin concentration.

However, this is where the certainty ends and the diagnostic challenge begins. The icteric cat presentation is not a sensitive or specific marker of disease, despite the visually obvious and impressive clinical sign…

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 …

Overview of Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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

Focus On Feline Gastroenterology

The recent literature focus of feline gastroenterology is on small bowel disease, especially inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and lymphoma. Norsworthy and colleagues documented that chronic small bowel disease (CSBD) is a cause of chronic vomiting, with or without weight loss, and outlined the process of diagnosis. The study also determined that CSBD is usually a …

Acute Abdomen in Dogs & Cats: Step-by-Step Approach to Patient Care

Garret Pachtinger, VMD, Diplomate ACVECC Acute gastrointestinal distress and abdominal pain require prompt evaluation and immediate intervention. They also prompt the practitioner to ask: Does the patient require medical or surgical management? This article presents the important answers to that question. Acute gastrointestinal (GI) distress and abdominal pain require prompt evaluation and immediate intervention to …

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