Gastroenterology

Diagnosis and management of GI motility disorders

Gastrointestinal motility disorders are a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for many practitioners. Here’s how to narrow down the affected area so you can identify the cause and provide appropriate treatment.

FDA approves ophthalmic emetic for dogs

Clevor adds another, simpler weapon in the veterinarian’s arsenal for inducing emesis following toxin or foreign body ingestion in canine patients.

Analyzing serologic calling cards of inflammatory bowel disease

Identifying IBD is often a challenge, but the recent discovery of serum-based markers for canine IBD may make diagnosing this disease in dogs quicker, cheaper and less invasive.

Feline diarrhea: Let the diagnostic clues flow

Causes of feline diarrhea range from simple infection to cancer. By characterizing the diarrhea and running simple tests, the practitioner can identify the pathology and stop the mess.

Surgery STAT: Performing open surgical liver biopsy

A guide for general practitioners in performing hepatic guillotine and punch biopsy techniques.

When things go wrong in the feline pancreas

Subtle, nonspecific clinical signs coupled with no identifiable trigger make pancreatic disease an elusive diagnosis.