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Canine Diarrhea and PCR

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Puppy Diarrhoea: How to determine the cause and make it stop

Next steps when symptomatic treatment is not enough

This lecture will provide updated recommendations for diagnosing and treating diarrhoea in puppies focusing on moderately to severely ill patients. We will review the common causes of diarrhoea in puppies as well as diagnostic approach and treatment recommendations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review common causes of diarrhoea in puppies
  2. Increase confidence in obtaining clues from the history and physical examination and implementing a step-wise practical approach to diagnosis.
  3. Understand the value of incorporating faecal antigen testing in addition to faecal flotation for intestinal parasites.
  4. Understand the indications for faecal PCR testing and interpretation of results.
  5. Review current treatment recommendations including appropriate use of antibiotics, gastrointestinal protectants, and fluid therapy.

About our Speaker: Dr Bill Saxon DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC

Dr Saxon received his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 1986. He completed his internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City followed by residencies at the Animal Medical Center and University of Pennsylvania and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. He practiced in the San Francisco area and has also owned an intensive care unit in Washington DC. He has published on burn injury, the acute abdomen, feline cardiomyopathy, drug toxicities and is a coauthor of the Manual of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. He has been with IDEXX since 1997 as an internal medicine consultant, field medical specialist and as a speaker at regional, national, and international conferences.

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    Dr Bill Saxon DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC Internal medicine consultant & field medical specialist @ IDEXX

    Dr Saxon has been with IDEXX since 1997 as an internal medicine consultant, field medical specialist and as a speaker at regional, national, and international conferences.

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    Dr Adel de Haast Laboratory Operations Manager @ IDEXX