Inflammatory bowel disease versus chronic enteropathy in dogs: are they one and the same?
Journal of Small Animal Practice | WILEY | Published : 2016
The aim of this review is to discuss why "chronic enteropathy" might be a better term than "inflammatory bowel disease" in dogs, because the treatment and outcome of the disease is very different from that of inflammatory bowel disease in humans. The effect of food, antibiotics and immunosuppressant drugs on chronic enteropathy will be reviewed. New treatments under investigation will also be introduced. Although there are several studies evaluating treatment of chronic enteropathy in dogs, the quality and quantity of evidence supporting individual therapies remains scarce and more work is needed to improve management of this disease. Finally, new findings about dogs with chronic enteropathy..View full abstract
The author would like to thank Drs Josephine Dandrieux and Lauren Lacorcia for critical review of this manuscript. Grant: Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS), Melbourne International Fee Remission (MIFR).