Feline Gastroenterology

By Fabio Procoli, Karin Allenspach and Silke Salavati

The aim of Feline Gastroenterology PDF book is to focus on problems unique to the feline alimentary tract in comparison to dogs and to discuss them in detail, but also to highlight areas where knowledge is lacking or can only be derived from comparison with other companion animal species or humans. Instead of being a comprehensive work of “all things GI” in the cat, this book aims to shine a light on topics that are novel, such as the microbiome or probiotics, and might not have been covered by other standard textbooks. This book focuses on “a medic’s perspective” on feline alimentary tract health, which starts with considering differential diagnoses in a structured way based on the most common clinical signs.

Table of Contents

SECTION I Diagnostic approach to clinical signs of the gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems

Differential diagnoses

1. Differential diagnoses for clinical signs of the gastrointestinal tract
Karin Allenspach, Silke Salavati Schmitz, Fabio Procoli

2. Differential diagnoses for clinical signs of the pancreas and hepatobiliary system
Silke Salavati Schmitz, Fabio Procoli, Karin Allenspach

Diagnostic procedures

3. Laboratory approach to gastrointestinal disorders
Romy M. Heilmann

4. Laboratory approach to exocrine pancreatic and hepatobiliary disorders
Emily N. Gould, Joerg M. Steiner

5. Diagnostic imaging of the gastrointestinal tract
Pascaline Pey, Alessia Diana

6. Diagnostic imaging of the biliary system and pancreas
Nathalie Rademacher, Kassandra Wilson

7. Endoscopy of the feline gastrointestinal tract
Christiane Stengel, Reto Neiger

8. Surgical and laparoscopic biopsies of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, and hepatobiliary system
Kelly L. Bowlt Blacklock

9. Histopathology of gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary tissues in cats
Mark R. Ackermann, Albert E. Jergens

SECTION II Diseases of the gastrointestinal tractgastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems

Oropharyngeal diseases

10. Feline oral inflammatory diseases
Karin Allenspach, Brenda Mulherin

Oesophageal diseases

11. Oesophageal diseases
Albert E. Jergen

Gastric diseases

12. Pyloric diseases
Valérie Freiche, Fiona Da Riz

Infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

13. Viral infections
Georgia Diakoudi, Vito Martella

14. Bacterial infections
Conor O’Halloran, Danièlle Gunn-Moore

15. Helminthic and protozoal diseases
Panagiotis G. Xenoulis

Intestinal inflammation

16. Microbiota and dysbiosis
Jan Suchodolski

17. Pathogenesis of feline inflammatory bowel disease
Karin Allenspach, Chelsea Iennarella-Servantez

18. Classification, clinical staging, and treatment of feline chronic enteropathy
Fabio Procoli

19. Feline gastrointestinal eosinophilic sclerosing fibroplasia
Michael Linton, Christine Griebsch

Neoplasia

20. Gastrointestinal lymphoma
Valérie Freiche

21. Nonlymphomatous gastrointestinal tumours
David J. Argyle

Motility disorders

22. Dysmotility of the upper gastrointestinal tract
Conor O’Halloran, Danièlle Gunn-Moore

23. Constipation and megacolon
Frédéric P. Gaschen

SECTION III Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

Pancreatic disorders

24. Pancreatic necrosis and inflammation
Panagiotis G. Xenoulis, Joerg M. Steiner

25. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
Panagiotis G. Xenoulis

Hepatic disorders

26. Hepatic vascular disorders
Mickey S. Tivers, Vicky J. Lipscomb

27. Hepatic lipidosis
Chiara Valtolina

28. Hepatic encephalopathy
Adam G. Gow

29. Refeeding syndrome
Daniel L. Chan

Biliary disorders

30. Feline cholangitis and triaditis
Jonathan A. Lidbury

31. Extrahepatic bile duct obstruction and diseases of the gallbladder
Karla C. L. Lee

Neoplasia

32. Pancreatic and hepatobiliary neoplasia
Davide Berlato

SECTION IV Management strategies for diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary tract

Pharmacological approach to gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders

33. Antiemetic and gastroprotective agents
M. Katherine Tolbert

34. Antibiotics
Thomas Spillmann, Thomas Grönthal, Susanne Kilpinen

35. Anti-inflammatories and immunosuppressants
Lauren Lacorcia, Julien R. S. Dandrieux

Novel and alternative treatment options of gastrointestinal disorders

36. Prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics, and postbiotics
Silke Salavati Schmitz

37. Faecal microbiota transplantation
Frédéric P. Gaschen

Nutritional strategies for gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders

38. Nutritional assessment
Aarti Kathrani

39. Nutritional strategies
Aarti Kathrani

40. Enteral nutritional support
Craig Breheny, Silke Salavati Schmitz

41. Parenteral nutritional support
Daniel L. Chan

APPENDIX Recommended drugs and dosages

Subject index

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