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Research Into IBD, LCPD In Westies May Contribute To Human Disease Research
19 Jul 2011
The Westie Foundation of America (WFA) has announced preliminary findings in two major studies involving the health of West Highland White Terriers also known as Westies. Findings in these and other studies of Westies and other dogs may hold answers for similar human conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The studies are jointly funded by the WFA and the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF).
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Canine IBD, UK
When a dog turns up in their consulting room with chronic diarrhoea, vomiting and weight loss, then it is quite likely that the vet will call it a case of inflammatory bowel disease. But that is probably the only thing that they can say with any confidence after identifying one of the most enigmatic and frustrating conditions seen in small animal practice. Continue reading IBD : inflammatory bowel disease
IBD has been defined clinically as a spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders associated with chronic i
nflammation of the stomach, intestine and/or colon of unknown pathogenesis and etiology.
Canine I.B.D. Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Therapy
Etiology – Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been defined on the basis of clinical, histologic, immunologic, pathophysiologic, and genetic criteria.
Clinical Definition of IBD
IBD has been defined clinically as a spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders associated with chronic inflammation of the stomach, intestine and/or colon of unknown pathogenesis and etiology. A clinical diagnosis of IBD is considered only if affected animals have persistent (>3 weeks in duration) gastrointestinal signs (anorexia, vomiting, weight loss, diarrhea, hematochezia, mucousy feces), failure to respond to dietary (novel protein, hydrolyzed-, anti-oxidant-, or highly digestible diets) or symptomatic therapies (parasiticides, antibiotics, gastrointestinal protectants) alone, failure to document other causes of gastroenterocolitis by thorough diagnostic evaluation, and histologic diagnosis of benign intestinal inflammation (Jergens et al., 2003). Small bowel and large bowel forms of IBD have been reported in both dogs and cats, although large bowel IBD appears to be more prevalent in the dog. Continue reading Inflammatory bowel disease