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Issue number 29.3 Exocrine Pancreas

Diagnosis of canine pancreatitis

Published 30/04/2020

Written by Iwan A. Burgener

Also available in Français , Deutsch , Italiano and Español

Despite the fact that pancreatitis is a disease commonly encountered in first opinion practice, diagnosis can be far from straightforward, as Iwan Burgener describes in a paper that focuses on the pros and cons of the diagnostic options available.

Diagnosis of canine pancreatitis

Key Points

Canine pancreatitis is a commonly encountered disease, but the pathophysiology is poorly understood, and the etiology remains unknown in most cases.


Diagnosing pancreatitis remains a challenge for the clinician, due to a variety of factors; histology is still considered the gold standard for definitive diagnosis, but is rarely used.


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