Canine and Feline Gastroenterology


  • Robert Washabau, VMD, PhD, DACVIM, Professor, Department Chairperson, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • Michael J. Day, BSc, BVMS (Hons), PhD, DSc, DECVP, FASM, FRCPath, FRCVS, Professor of Veterinary Pathology; Director of Diagnostic Pathology; University of Bristol; Lanford, Unighted Kingdom

A comprehensive reference standard for the discipline, Canine and Feline Gastroenterology covers the biology, pathobiology, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems. An international team of experts, including 85 authors from 17 different countries, led by Robert Washabau and Michael Day, covers everything from minor problems such as adverse food reactions to debilitating inflammatory, infectious, metabolic, and neoplastic diseases of the digestive system. This authoritative text utilizes an evidence-based approach to reflect the latest science and research, complemented by principles of problem solving, algorithms to improve clinical diagnoses, and extensive full-color illustrations. For generalists and specialists alike, this gastroenterology reference should be part of every serious practitioner's professional library.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2012
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-3661-6


"There are books that cover basic clinical approaches or providea quick referenceguide but for some timethere has been a gap on the bookself for up-to-date, comprehensive, authoritative book...The book is mammoth and replete with high-quality with high-quality colour diagrams...Was it worth carrying this hefty tome with me each day? Absolutely- it clearly conveys information  that is not found  in other textbooks, along with a good distillation of current knowledge in a reader-friendly  format."

Veterinary Record, October 2012

"Canine and Feline Gastroenterology is a comprehensive text of over 950 pages covering diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the pancreatic and the hepatobillary systems...Canine and Feline and Gastroenterology serves as a must-have reference for both generalist and referral practitioners, as well as postgraduate students with a particular interest in the discipline of veterinarty gastroenterology. It is a valuable resource, which I will continue to use in both clinical and research settings, as well as for preparation for specialist exams, and is a worthwhile addition to the practice library."

Australian Veterinary Journal, February 2013

Table of Contents

Section I: Biology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Pancreas, and Liver

  1. Integration of Gastrointestinal Function
  2. Gastrointestinal Microflora
  3. Gastrointestinal Immunology
  4. Gastrointestinal Inflammation
  5. Cellular Growth/Neoplasia
  6. Section II: Approach to Clinical Signs in Gastrointestinal Disease

  7. Abdominal Pain
  8. Anorexia
  9. Ascites
  10. Coagulopathy
  11. Constipation
  12. Diarrhea
  13. Dyschezia and Tenesmus
  14. Dysphagia and Gagging
  15. Fecal Incontinence
  16. Gastrointestinal Gas
  17. Hemorrhage (Gastrointestinal)
  18. Hepatoencephalopathy
  19. Icterus
  20. Polyphagia
  21. Polyuria/Polydipsia
  22. Regurgitation
  23. Salivation
  24. Vomiting
  25. Weight Loss & Cachexia
  26. Section III: Diagnostic Approach to Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, and Hepatobiliary Problems

  27. Laboratory Approach
  28. Diagnostic Imaging of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  29. Endoscopy
  30. Laparoscopy
  31. Histopathology
  32. Section IV: Nutritional Approach to Gastrointestinal Disease

  33. Nutritional Assessment and Management
  34. Adverse Reactions to Food
  35. Nutritional Strategies
  36. Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

    Section V: Pharmacologic Approach to Gastrointestinal Disease
  37. Antidiarrheal Agents
  38. Antiemetic Agents
  39. Antifungal Drugs
  40. Antihelmintic Agents
  41. Antiinflammatory Agents
  42. Antimicrobial Agents
  43. Antioxidant Drugs
  44. Antispasmodic Agents
  45. Behavioral Modification
  46. Chelating Agents
  47. Chemotherapy
  48. Cytoprotection - Gastric
  49. Cytoprotection - Liver/Biliary
  50. Enzyme Supplementation
  51. Fluid Therapy
  52. Immunosuppressive Drugs
  53. Laxative Agents
  54. Probiotic Agents
  55. Prokinetic Agents
  56. Vitamins and Minerals
  57. Section VI: Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract

  58. Oropharynx
  59. Esophagus
  60. Stomach
  61. Small Intestine
  62. Large Intestine
  63. Anorectum
  64. Pancreas
  65. Liver
  66. Breed-Relationships