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Acute infectious gastroenteritis in UK dogs. Part 1- viruses, bacteria and parasites*

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Acute infectious gastroenteritis

A multitude of pathogens have been described as causing acute gastroenteritis in dogs. These range from the widely recognised canine parvovirus, to the less well known bacterial and protozoal causes. The first part of this two-part article will discuss the different infectious agents identified in UK dogs with gastroenteritis, examining the prevalence of both endemic and newly emerging pathogens.
Confusingly many of these pathogens can also be detected in healthy dogs, so the evidence for the ability of each infectious agent to cause disease will also be considered. The second part of this article will follow on by reviewing the methods used to diagnose and treat the different infectious causes of acute gastroenteritis.

Vol 4 - Issue 1
Written by Dr Sarah Caddy MA VetMB PhD DACVM MRCVS
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Acute infectious gastroenteritis in UK dogs. Part 1- viruses, bacteria and parasites*

Acute infectious gastroenteritis in UK dogs. Part 1- viruses, bacteria and parasites

Acute infectious gastroenteritis: A multitude of pathogens have been described as causing acute gastroenteritis in dogs. These range from the widely recognised canine parvovirus, to the less well known bacterial and protozoal causes. The first part of this two-part article will discuss the different infectious agents identified in UK dogs with gastroenteritis, examining the prevalence of both endemic and newly emerging pathogens. Confusingly many of these pathogens can also be detected in healthy dogs, so the evidence for the ability of each infectious agent to cause disease will also be considered. The second part of this article will follow on by reviewing the methods used to diagnose and treat the different infectious causes of acute gastroenteritis.

All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutor for this course is:

Dr Sarah Caddy MA VetMB PhD DACVM MRCVS

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