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Gastroenterology

Essential to Every Cell: Cobalamin in Health and Disease

Clinical signs associated with hypocobalaminemia include gastrointestinal issues, immunodeficiency, metabolic derangements, and more.

Cobalamin, commonly known as vitamin B12, is a water-soluble vitamin used by every cell in the body, thus is required for maintenance of normal physiologic functions. Given cobalamin’s essential role in health, it follows that cobalamin-deficient states, or hypocobalaminemia, can contribute to disease pathophysiology.

The Diabetic Cat with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Managing IBD in diabetic cats can be challenging, but certain diets and therapy can improve patient wellbeing.

Comorbid conditions can complicate the management of cats with DM, and those with concurrent GI dysfunction such as IBD present some unique challenges.

Esophageal Foreign Bodies in Dogs: Presentation and Removal

There are several ways to retrieve esophageal foreign bodies in dogs, including blind removal, endoscopic retrieval, fluoroscopic retrieval, and surgical retrieval.

There are several ways to retrieve an esophageal foreign body, including blind removal, endoscopic retrieval, fluoroscopic retrieval, and surgical retrieval.

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Diagnosing Canine Abdominal Organ Torsions: Twisted in Every Way

Organ torsions may be relatively uncommon but knowing how to properly diagnose them via imaging is imperative to saving a dog's life.

Organ torsions may be relatively uncommmon but knowing how to properly diagnose them via imaging is imperative to saving a dog’s life.

treatment for pancreatitis in dogs

Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs

Severe forms of pancreatitis in dogs require aggressive supportive care and intensive hospitalization, with treatment including analgesia, nutritional management, antiemetics, and more.

Severe forms of pancreatitis in dogs require aggressive supportive care, with treatment including analgesia, nutritional management, antiemetics, and more.

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Diagnosing Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs

Diagnosis of pancreatitis in dogs is made based on a combination of presenting clinical signs, serology, abdominal ultrasonography findings, and response to medical therapy.

Diagnosis of pancreatitis in dogs is made based on a combination of presenting clinical signs, serology, abdominal ultrasonography findings, and response to medical therapy.

Are Normal Electrolytes Really Normal?

Electrolyte disturbances are frequently encountered in veterinary patients and may warrant close evaluation and monitoring. Diseases of the kidneys and gastrointestinal tract and endocrinopathies often result in changes to electrolytes.1-3 Accurate initial assessment and serial monitoring for trends in electrolyte disturbances are essential to guide appropriate treatment of the underlying condition. However, in certain situations, …

Ultrasonography of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Ileum, Cecum, Colon

Welcome to our series of articles on small animal abdominal ultrasonography. The initial articles provided an overview of basic ultrasonography principles and a discussion about how to perform a systematic scan of the abdomen. The rest of the series discusses ultrasound evaluation of specific abdominal organs/systems.   LOCALIZATION AND SCANNING TECHNIQUE Dogs and cats are …

Ultrasonography of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Stomach, Duodenum, and Jejunum

LOCALIZATION AND SCANNING TECHNIQUE Typically, an 8 to 10-MHz curved array or 12-MHz linear transducer is used for dogs and cats. Animals are usually scanned in dorsal recumbency; however, right and left lateral recumbency may assist with displacement of gas and fluid in the stomach to better visualize deeper structures. Longitudinal axis and transverse axis …

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