Feline gastroenterology
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Feline gastroenterology

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The aim of this book is to focus on problems unique to the feline alimentary tract in comparison to dogs and to discuss them in detail, but also to highlight areas where knowledge is lacking or can only be derived from comparison with other companion animal species or humans. Instead of being a comprehensive work of all things GI in the cat, this book aims to shine a light on topics that are novel, such as the microbiome or probiotics, and might not have been covered by other standard textbooks. This book focuses on a medics perspective on feline alimentary tract health, which starts with considering differential diagnoses in a structured way based on the most common clinical signs. It also includes the invaluable input from other specialties we so often draw on in clinical practice, namely laboratory diagnostics, diagnostic imaging, clinical pathology and histopathology, and nutrition, which can be a particular challenge in cats. It also covers feline-specific infectious and neoplastic diseases. Appropriate methods for retrieving adequate samples from organs of the alimentary tract in cats are discussed, and a particular focus on the challenges of differentiating inflammation from neoplasia is present in several chapters. Extra materials and videos are available.

Fabio Procoli

DMV, MVetMed, DipACVIM, DipECVIM-CA, MRCVS Ospedale Veterinario Portoni Rossi, Bologna, Italy.

Fabio Procoli graduated from the University of Bari (Italy) in 2003. After moving to the UK, he worked in small animal general practice for 5 years. He then did an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, followed by a residency in small animal internal medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in London. He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Fabio worked as an internal medicine and gastroenterology consultant in a private referral hospital in Hampshire (UK) for 3 years before returning to Italy to lead the Internal Medicine Department at Ospedale Veterinario I Portoni Rossi, a private small animal referral hospital in Bologna. Besides consulting in gastroenterology cases, Fabio is responsible for the training of aspiring ECVIM Diploma candidates. Fabio is member of the Exam Committee of the ECVIM. He has published in peer-reviewed journals on small animal gastroenterology and is actively involved in postgraduate continuing education courses aimed at general practitioners with an interest in small animal gastroenterology.

Karin Allenspach

DVM, PhD, DipECVIM-CA College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (USA).

Karin Allenspach graduated from the University of Zurich (Switzerland). She did an internship in small animal emergency medicine and critical care at Tufts University (USA) and a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (USA). Karin is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She was awarded a PhD in veterinary immunology from the University of Bern (Switzerland) for her work on canine chronic enteropathies. Karin is currently employed as Professor in Internal Medicine and Translational Health at Iowa State University, Ames (USA), where she also supervises the SMART Comparative Medicine Laboratory. Karin is passionate about gastrointestinal diseases in dogs and cats and about using spontaneous animal diseases in clinical trials as models for human disease. She has published over 100peer-reviewed articles and over 20 book chapters and was named a Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association in 2018.

Silke Salavati

DrMedVet, PhD, DipECVIM-CA, FHEA, MRCVS Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Silke Salavati Schmitz graduated from the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen (Germany), where she subsequently completed her first doctoral thesis (DrMedVet) in canine gastroenterology. She did a rotating internship and a residency in small animal internal medicine at the same university. Apart from being a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, she has also been actively involved with the ECVIM in different roles (e.g. exam and education committee member; ESCG president). She was awarded a PhD from the Royal Veterinary College, London, for her research on the clinical and immunological effects of a single-strain probiotic in canine IBD. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh. Silke continues to have a great interest in canine and feline gastroenterology and has over 30 publications around these topics and several book chapters in relevant textbooks. She has presented her work in numerous conferences throughout the years and held a large number of CPD events in various countries. She is equally passionate about teaching and mentoring future veterinarians and small animal specialists and holds a postgraduate certificate in academic practice (PGAP) as well as a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).


SECTION I Diagnostic approach to clinical signs of the gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems

Differential diagnoses

1. Differential diagnoses for clinical signs of the gastrointestinal tract
Karin Allenspach, Silke Salavati Schmitz, Fabio Procoli

2. Differential diagnoses for clinical signs of the pancreas and hepatobiliary system
Silke Salavati Schmitz, Fabio Procoli, Karin Allenspach

Diagnostic procedures

3. Laboratory approach to gastrointestinal disorders
Romy M. Heilmann

4. Laboratory approach to exocrine pancreatic and hepatobiliary disorders
Emily N. Gould, Joerg M. Steiner

5. Diagnostic imaging of the gastrointestinal tract
Pascaline Pey, Alessia Diana

6. Diagnostic imaging of the biliary system and pancreas
Nathalie Rademacher, Kassandra Wilson

7. Endoscopy of the feline gastrointestinal tract
Christiane Stengel, Reto Neiger

8. Surgical and laparoscopic biopsies of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, and hepatobiliary system
Kelly L. Bowlt Blacklock

9. Histopathology of gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary tissues in cats
Mark R. Ackermann, Albert E. Jergens

SECTION II Diseases of the gastrointestinal tractgastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems

Oropharyngeal diseases

10. Feline oral inflammatory diseases
Karin Allenspach, Brenda Mulherin

Oesophageal diseases

11. Oesophageal diseases
Albert E. Jergen

Gastric diseases

12. Pyloric diseases
Valérie Freiche, Fiona Da Riz

Infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

13. Viral infections
Georgia Diakoudi, Vito Martella

14. Bacterial infections
Conor O’Halloran, Danièlle Gunn-Moore

15. Helminthic and protozoal diseases
Panagiotis G. Xenoulis

Intestinal inflammation

16. Microbiota and dysbiosis
Jan Suchodolski

17. Pathogenesis of feline inflammatory bowel disease
Karin Allenspach, Chelsea Iennarella-Servantez

18. Classification, clinical staging, and treatment of feline chronic enteropathy
Fabio Procoli

19. Feline gastrointestinal eosinophilic sclerosing fibroplasia
Michael Linton, Christine Griebsch


20. Gastrointestinal lymphoma
Valérie Freiche

21. Nonlymphomatous gastrointestinal tumours
David J. Argyle

Motility disorders

22. Dysmotility of the upper gastrointestinal tract
Conor O’Halloran, Danièlle Gunn-Moore

23. Constipation and megacolon
Frédéric P. Gaschen

SECTION III Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

Pancreatic disorders

24. Pancreatic necrosis and inflammation
Panagiotis G. Xenoulis, Joerg M. Steiner

25. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
Panagiotis G. Xenoulis

Hepatic disorders

26. Hepatic vascular disorders
Mickey S. Tivers, Vicky J. Lipscomb

27. Hepatic lipidosis
Chiara Valtolina

28. Hepatic encephalopathy
Adam G. Gow

29. Refeeding syndrome
Daniel L. Chan

Biliary disorders

30. Feline cholangitis and triaditis
Jonathan A. Lidbury

31. Extrahepatic bile duct obstruction and diseases of the gallbladder
Karla C. L. Lee


32. Pancreatic and hepatobiliary neoplasia
Davide Berlato

SECTION IV Management strategies for diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary tract

Pharmacological approach to gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders

33. Antiemetic and gastroprotective agents
M. Katherine Tolbert

34. Antibiotics
Thomas Spillmann, Thomas Grönthal, Susanne Kilpinen

35. Anti-inflammatories and immunosuppressants
Lauren Lacorcia, Julien R. S. Dandrieux

Novel and alternative treatment options of gastrointestinal disorders

36. Prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics, and postbiotics
Silke Salavati Schmitz

37. Faecal microbiota transplantation
Frédéric P. Gaschen

Nutritional strategies for gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders

38. Nutritional assessment
Aarti Kathrani

39. Nutritional strategies
Aarti Kathrani

40. Enteral nutritional support
Craig Breheny, Silke Salavati Schmitz

41. Parenteral nutritional support
Daniel L. Chan

APPENDIX Recommended drugs and dosages

Subject index

  • Autor/es Karin Allenspach
  • Fecha de edición octubre 2021
  • Nº Páginas 568
  • Encuadernación Tapa dura
  • Tamaño 19'5 X 26'5
  • Idioma Inglés