What important product of the pancreas is needed for B12 (cobalamin) absorption
2 most common signs associated with acute pancreatitis in dogs
vomiting and abdominal pain
How do chronic and acute pancreatitis in the dog differ on ultrasound appearance?
Best test available for pancreatic inflammation in dogs
Canine pancreatic lipase (cPLI)
Trypsin-like immunoreactivity (cTLI) is a better indicator of pancreatic _______ than inflammation
Are steroids or antibiotics indicated for acute pancreatitis in dogs?
Plasma transfusion may be a good option for treatment of acute pancreatitis because it contains _____________ and depleted levels are associated with death
scavenges for activated proteases in serum
Most common cause of EPI in dogs?
autoimmune pancreatic atrophy (PAA)
What % of the exocrine pancreas must be lost before signs occur?
Best test for diagnosing EPI in dogs?
cTLI (TLI Assay)
______ deficiency is associated with a shorter survival time for EPI
Two most common signs of pancreatitis in cats
anorexia and vomiting
Most sensitive/specific test for feline pancreatitis
Unlike dogs, which class of drugs may be indicated for feline pancreatitis?
Name 3 complications of pancreatitis in cats
Most common cause of EPI in cats?
And most common clinical sign of EPI?