Neutrophilic Cholangitis in Cats: Are You Missing Out on an Easy Diagnosis?
Hepatopathies such as cholangitis can be difficult to identify; diagnostics include imaging, cytology, histopathology, and various lab tests.
Chronic Kidney Disease Screening and Confirmation Testing in Cats
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in older cats. A 1992 study of 2228 cats found 31% of cats older than 10 years to be affected1; a smaller and more recent study of a random cohort of cats found incidence to be 50%.2 New testing options may help you …
Liver Enzyme Interpretation and Liver Function Tests
Reviewing the interpretation and limitations of serum liver enzyme activity and liver function tests for dogs and cats.
Reviewing the interpretation and limitations of serum liver enzyme activity and liver function tests for dogs and cats in veterinary medicine.
From Diagnosis to Treatment: A Case of Canine Acute Pancreatitis
Two days before presentation, Sidney began refusing to eat and became lethargic. At that time, she was taken to her primary care veterinarian; basic blood analysis and urinalysis were performed…
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 …
Feline Acute Pancreatitis: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Therapy
Pancreatitis appears to be a common disease in cats, yet it remains frustratingly difficult to establish a clinical diagnosis with certainty. Clinicians must rely on a combination of compatible clinical findings, serum feline pancreatic lipase (fPL) measurement, and ultrasonographic changes in the pancreas to make an antemortem diagnosis, yet each of these 3 components has limitations.