Treatment response and long term follow up in nineteen dogs diagnosed with chronic enteropathy in Australia
JRS Dandrieux, LM Martinez Lopez, N Prakash, CS Mansfield
AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2019
Chronic enteropathy (CE) in dogs is common worldwide, but little data is available from Australia. The aim of this study was to describe treatment response and long-term outcome in a cohort of dogs with CE. Dogs were prospectively enrolled at Murdoch University and the University of Melbourne. After diagnostic investigation to rule out diseases other than CE, dogs underwent sequential therapeutic trials until achieving a clinical response (diet then antibiotics, and finally immunosuppressants). Success was defined as 75% reduction of clinical severity for a minimum of five weeks. A total of 21 dogs were enrolled, and 19 completed the study. One dog was euthanised for lack of response to trea..View full abstract
JRSD funding for his PhD while undertaking this project includes the Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) and Melbourne International Fee Remission (MIFR).