Hepatology

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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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Feline Acute Pancreatitis: Current Concepts in Diagnosis & Therapy

P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA, Diplomate ACVIM, and Sarah Crain, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM Pancreatitis appears to be a common disease in cats,1 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 …

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