Articles by Michael S. Leib, DVM, MS, DACVIM - Veterinary Healthcare
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Articles by Michael S. Leib, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Acute pancreatitis in dogs: A diagnostic and therapeutic update (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

The first step in the approach to the acutely vomiting dog is to determine that vomiting and not regurgitation is present. Vomiting is associated with signs of nausea (depression, salivation, and frequent swallowing,) that is followed by abdominal contractions prior to the expulsion of material.

Diagnostic approach to chronic diarrhea in dogs and cats (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Chronic diarrhea is a common problem in dogs and cats. Diagnosis can be difficult and challenging for veterinarians due to the large number of possible causes of chronic diarrhea. Following a logical and thorough diagnostic plan is essential to efficiently arrive at an accurate diagnosis. This seminar will review the author's approach to the diagnosis of chronic diarrhea.

Giardia and Tritrichomonas foetus: An update (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Giardia is a flagellate protozoan parasite commonly encountered in small animal veterinary practice. The most common clinical syndrome associated with Giardia is acute small bowel diarrhea, but in some cases acute large bowel diarrhea, chronic small or large bowel diarrhea, or rarely acute or chronic vomiting may occur.

Dietary management of GI diseases in dogs and cats (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Dietary management is a vital component of successful treatment of many Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. Some conditions can be managed with diet alone, while others require concurrent medical management.

Helicobacter gastritis: Does it cause chronic vomiting? (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Helicobacter pylori infection is the most common cause of chronic gastritis and peptic ulceration in humans. It is also associated with an increased risk of gastric lymphoma and adenocarcinoma.

Diagnostic approach to chronic vomiting in dogs and cats (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Chronic vomiting (intermittently or continuously for at least 7 days) in dogs and cats is a common and frustrating problem for clients and veterinarians. Because many diseases cause chronic vomiting, a thorough evaluation must be performed to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.

Chronic large bowel diarrhea in dogs: What's new? (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Chronic large bowel diarrhea is a common problem in dogs. Diarrhea is often accompanied by hematochezia, excess fecal mucus, and tenesmus. The frequency of defecation is increased and the quantity of feces / defecation may be reduced.

Chronic large bowel diarrhea in dogs: what's new? (Proceedings)

Nov 1, 2009

Chronic large bowel diarrhea is a common problem in dogs. Diarrhea is often accompanied by hematochezia, excess fecal mucus, and tenesmus.

Giardia and Tritrichomonas foetus: an update (Proceedings)

Nov 1, 2009

Giardia is a flagellate protozoan parasite commonly encountered in small animal veterinary practice.

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