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Gastroenterology

Endoscopic Foreign Body Retrieval in Dogs and Cats

When and how to use endoscopy to remove esophageal and gastric foreign bodies in dogs and cats.

A practicing veterinarian’s guide on when and how to use endoscopy to remove esophageal and gastric foreign bodies in dogs and cats.

Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies

  In each issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Pet Health by the Numbers correlates an article topic with statistics provided by Banfield Pet Hospital (banfield.com). These statistics are extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.4 million dogs and more than 480,000 cats presented to more than 890 Banfield Pet Hospitals in …

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 …

Nutritional Management of Chronic Enteropathies in Dogs

Valerie J. Parker, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVN Ohio State University The American College of Veterinary Nutrition (acvn.org) and Today’s Veterinary Practice are delighted to bring you the Nutrition Notes column, which provides the highest quality, cutting edge information on companion animal nutrition, provided by the ACVN’s foremost nutrition specialists. The primary objectives of 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 …

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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