Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Series, Part 1: Overview of Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Lower gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic technique that allows the clinician to evaluate the mucosal surfaces of the rectum, colon, ileocolic sphincter, cecum, and distal small intestine (ileum).
Medications for Acute Vomiting: Dogs & Cats
P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA, Diplomate ACVIM
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.
Symptomatic Management of Primary Acute Gastroenteritis
Acute gastroenteritis is a term used to describe a syndrome characterized by the sudden onset of vomiting and/or diarrhea caused by gastrointestinal mucosal inflammation…
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 …