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A Case-Based Approach to Understanding Canine Chronic Enteropathy/IBD

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Event Date Apr 15, 2021 12:00 pm
Event End Date Apr 15, 2021 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date Mar 12, 2021
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A Case-Based Approach to Understanding Canine Chronic Enteropathy/IBD

During this event, the diagnostic approach to defining canine chronic enteropathy (CE) will be discussed, and changes in small animal gastroenterology terminology will be reviewed. Chronic enteropathy is defined as the presence of gastrointestinal signs of a minimum of 3 weeks duration, where the clinician has excluded all extraintestinal and all primary intestinal disease (bacterial, fungal, parasitic, neoplastic and structural) as the cause for the symptoms. The etiology and pathophysiology of canine chronic enteropathy will also be reviewed.

Given that CE is a diagnosis of exclusion, we will outline the extensive workup that would be required for a clinician to reach this conclusion. We will talk about specific non-invasive diagnostic tests for chronic enteropathy and their potential diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic utility. We will also talk about a relatively new test panel for CE/IBD assessing the level of IgA antibodies (CE/IBD biomarkers) against 3 different targets (Anti-OmpC Porin surface antigen (ACA), Anti-canine calprotectin (ACNA), Anti-Gliadin(AGA)), and this panel's ability to identify a case consistent with IBD, along with the panel's potential to guide therapeutic decision-maker and its possible use in monitoring treatment response. Clinical cases will be discussed to illustrate the application and interpretation of the CE assay results. 

This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.


Lindsay VanHusan, DVM

Professional Services Veterinarian

Dr. VanHusan has always had a love of animals and people, both of which have driven her career path. She received her Minor in Neuroscience in 2002 then her Bachelor of Art’s degree in Psychology at Miami  University of Ohio in 2003. She then went on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She has extensive experience in private small animal clinical practice in multiple hospitals, with a special interest in internal medicine, dentistry, and geriatric care. As an Antech Professional Services Veterinarian, Dr. VanHusan partners with field sales representatives to provide support and consultative services to practice owners and veterinary staff, incorporating Antech and Sound diagnostics to collaborate towards the goal of best medicine.

Dr. VanHusan enjoys living in the Toledo area with her husband Charley, two cats named Mitchell and Remy, a senior basset hound named Ruby, and a miniature dachshund Dodi. When not working, Dr. VanHusan enjoys home remodeling and spending as much time as possible outdoors with her husband and dogs. She especially loves hiking, particularly in northern Michigan and the Pacific Northwest.

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