Canine Protein-losing Enteropathy Overview
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Canine Protein-losing Enteropathy Overview

Learn about Protein-losing Enteropathy (PLE) in canines, including its symptoms, differential diagnoses, and forms - chronic and acute. Explore severe manifestations such as Canine parvoviral enteropathy and Inflammatory bowel disease.

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What is considered intestinal failure according to the text?

Protein-losing Enteropathy (PLE)

Which type of diets has shown to be effective in managing refractory IBD by preventing immunologic detection?

Hydrolyzed diets

What is the aim of using low-fat diets in animals with lymphangiectasia?

To reduce protein loss

In the context of canine nutrition, what may be a problem associated with Ultamino (Royal Canin) diets for smaller dogs?

<p>Kibble size</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which pharmaceutical drug is specifically recommended for immunosuppression in the treatment protocol mentioned in the text?

<p>Prednisone</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is essential for maximizing response to treatment in cats when supplementing them with cobalamin (Vitamin B12)?

<p>Parenteral cobalamin</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary characteristic of Ultamino (Royal Canin) diets that may pose a challenge for some patients?

<p>Palatability</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which diet category in the text is noted for being effective in pruritic dogs and recommended for the most severely affected patients?

<p>Elemental diets</p> Signup and view all the answers

Apart from Tylosin, which of the following antibiotics is mentioned for use in specific conditions but with a caution to be avoided if possible?

<p>Metronidazole</p> Signup and view all the answers

For cats, which route of cobalamin administration is recommended to maximize the response to treatment?

<p>Parenteral</p> Signup and view all the answers

In the treatment protocol described, what is the alternative to Prednisone for cats not responding to the former?

<p>Budesonide</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT a common diagnostic approach for a hypoalbuminemic patient?

<p>Liver biopsy</p> Signup and view all the answers

In the context of PLE in dogs, BCS stands for:

<p>Body Condition Score</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the abbreviation 'PLE' stand for in the context of veterinary science?

<p>Protein-Losing Enteropathy</p> Signup and view all the answers

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