This session will be useful for small animal practitioners to help improve their understanding of feline triaditis to help in case work up, treatment and discussion with owners.
Acute and chronic cholangitis are common in cats, and a sub-set of affected animals suffer from concurrent pancreatitis and inflammatory bowel disease (‘triaditis’), complicating diagnosis and treatment. Much remains poorly understood about this feline disease complex but this lecture will take a practical case based approach to explore current understanding of the potential aetiologies and treatments. Evidence for the potential role of bacteria, the immune-system or sphincter of Oddi dysfunction will be explored and the role of steroids, antibiotics, choleretics, diet and anti-oxidant treatments explored.
- - Appreciate the potential for concurrent disease in pancreas, liver and gut and the challenges in diagnosis
- - Evaluate the evidence for causes of disease and understand how little we currently know!
- - Take an evidence based approach to treatment in their individual cases