The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
Thursday, May 17 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Canine chronic enteropathy - time for prednisolone... or not

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Chronic vomiting and diarrhoea are commonly seen in practice. After ruling out extra-intestinal disease, different treatment options are available. We will discuss the evidence available to support food, antibiotic, or immune-suppressive trials and what is the long-term response. Finally, we will mention novel treatment options, which are being developed such as faecal microbiota transplant and stem cell therapies. At the end of this lecture, you should be able to answer the following questions: 1. What tests to consider to rule out extra-intestinal disease as a cause for chronic diarrhoea and vomiting. 2. What type of food to use for a diet trial? 3. How to improve owners’ compliance when asking to perform a food trial for their pet? 4. When should you consider taking intestinal biopsies? 5. What immune-suppressive have been described to treat chronic enteropathy? You should feel comfortable to develop a diagnostic plan for a dog with chronic enteropathy. A stepwise approach is important to optimize treatment response and do not forget that the majority of dogs respond to diet change alone!


Julien Dandrieux

Univeristy of Melbourne
Julien graduated in 2002 from the University of Bern in Switzerland. He did a rotating internship in the same institution, followed by his medicine residency, which was a joint program between the University of Bern and Louisiana State University. Julien then worked as a clinician... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Great Hall Doors 1 and 8 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre