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 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Feline Intestinal small cell lymphoma or chronic enteropathy? How to differentiate them and treat them.

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Chronic enteropathy and intestinal small cell lymphoma can be difficult to differentiate in cats. After ruling out extra-intestinal diseases and food responsive enteropathy, it is often time to consider biopsies to further characterize the underlying disease. So, it is biopsies time. But have you thought of the following: - How do you want to perform your biopsies? Surgical, of course!!! Or maybe with endoscopy? - How many biopsies do you take? - Where do you take the biopsies from? - Now, the biopsies are in the formalin, what do we do with them? Is histology the answer? These are some of the questions that we will discuss during this session. We will also review newer methods that can be helpful to diagnose intestinal small cell lymphoma and guide you to choose the optimal treatment for your feline cases. Although intestinal small cell lymphoma has a poorer prognosis than chronic enteropathy, many cats will have a great quality of life with the appropriate choice of treatment for several years! And one last question: for once, do you think that dogs are big cats?


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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Great Hall Doors 1 and 8 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre