Articles by Jörg M. Steiner, MedVet, DrMed.Vet, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM - Veterinary Medicine
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Articles by J?rg M. Steiner, MedVet, DrMed.Vet, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM

Chronic liver disease in small animals (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

The liver is an important organ, responsible for breakdown of nutrients and for the synthesis of many molecules such as albumin, coagulation factors, cholesterol, glucose, and many others. The liver has an enormous regenerative capacity.

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a syndrome, which is caused by insufficient synthesis and secretion of digestive enzymes by the exocrine portion of the pancreas, leading to insufficient activity of digestive enzymes in the lumen of the small intestine.

Tests for assessing the liver (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Clinical signs of gastrointestinal disease, such as vomiting and diarrhea are extremely common in small animal patients. When seeking advice from a veterinarian pet owners expect accurate diagnosis and definitive therapy of the problem.

Cobalamin: Don't leave home without it (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Cobalamin (vitamin B12) is a cyclic tetrapyrrol that contains a corrin ring with a cobalt atom in the center. Cobalamin is actually made up of a group of compounds and is exclusively derived from bacterial sources.

Treating pancreatitis (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Whenever possible the inciting cause should be removed. However, as indicated above this may be difficult to accomplish as most cases of canine and feline pancreatitis are idiopathic.

Inflammatory bowel disease (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Small intestinal disease can be acute or chronic. Acute small intestinal disease is most commonly dietary due to ingestion of food that leads to adverse reactions, infectious due to Parvovirus enteritis or other enteric pathogens, or mechanical due to foreign bodies, intussusceptions, or torsions.

Probioticcs and GI health (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

The gastrointestinal microbiota, that is the collection of all microorganisms found in the gastrointestinal tract, has long been recognized to play a crucial role in gastrointestinal health.

Pancreatitis: More common than you think (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

he incidence of exocrine pancreatic disorders is quite large in both dogs and cats. In a large retrospective study of necropsy findings 1.5% of 9,342 canine and 1.3% of 6,504 feline pancreata showed significant pathological lesions.

Antibiotic-responsive diarrhea in dogs (Proceedings)

Apr 1, 2010

Simplistically speaking, antibiotic-responsive diarrhea is a case of diarrhea that responds to antibiotic therapy.

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