Originally presented in 2020, this on-demand course features two videos, through which WSAVA International Scientific Achievement Award Winner, Dr. David Twedt, will review step-by-step standards for diagnosing and treating causes of chronic diarrhea. We’ll learn the differences between inflammatory bowel disease, GI lymphoma, and protein-losing enteropathies, understand small bowel vs large bowel diarrhea and their causes, and hear how to prioritize diagnostics and treatment for patients with chronic diarrhea.
Upon viewing each recording and passing a quiz with a score of 70% or better, you’ll earn 2 hours of RACE Approved CE.
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VIDEO 1: Those Troublesome Chronic Diarrhea Cases
(1 credit hour)
In this video, we’ll review why chronic diarrhea work-up requires a directed systematic approach, beginning with simple things and then advancing to more involved diagnostics. Common conditions will be discussed, including the role of diet, antibiotics, probiotics and even fecal microbiota transplants (FMT). Case examples will be used to highlight the disorders.
What You’ll Learn:
- How to approach chronic diarrhea and how to systematically work up the patient
- When to test B12 and folate concentrations and what abnormalities may suggest
- The importance of dietary aspects in GI disease and suggested diets
- What GI dysbiosis is and how it is managed
Estimated time to complete: 55 minutes
VIDEO 2: IBD, GI Lymphoma, and PLE
(1 credit hour)
In this video, we’ll learn that chronic diarrhea that fails to respond to simple therapies is often associated with idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), small cell lymphoma, or protein losing enteropathy (PLE). This session will cover the specific diagnostic problems in differentiating IBD from small cell lymphoma in cats and how to diagnose and treat protein losing enteropathies in dogs. Case examples will be used to highlight the disorders.
What You’ll Learn:
- Current thoughts on management and expected prognosis of small cell lymphoma, a very common but difficult to diagnose GI condition
- How to diagnose IBD, the differentials for IBD, and how to manage idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease using anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive therapies
- How PLE develops, how calcium metabolism can be affected, and the role of low-fat diets management of PLE
Estimated time to complete: 65 minutes
Upon viewing this recording and passing the quiz with a score of 70% or better, you’ll earn 2 hours of RACE Approved CE.
Earn 2 hours RACE Approved CE
Learn at your own pace! Registration includes unlimited access to course videos for 12 months
Instant access to course videos and notes immediately following registration
Instant delivery of your CE Certificate, upon successful completion of the entire course and passing quiz score (70% or better)
After course completion, your CE Certificate will be delivered straight to your inbox.
*This course is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 2 CE Credits, with a maximum of 2 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician.
These RACE approvals are for the subject matter categories of: medical program, using the delivery method of anytime/on-demand. These approvals are valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE course numbers: 20-918489
IntroVet is also an NYSE Approved Sponsor, for providing continuing education to veterinarians and veterinary technicians licensed in New York State.
MEET THE SPEAKER
Dr. David C. Twedt graduated from Iowa State University and entered an internship and medicine residency in gastroenterology at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Twedt then joined the staff of the Animal Medical Center and was also a research associate at the Liver Research Center of Albert Einstein Medical School. Dr. Twedt is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University in small animal internal medicine. He is also currently the Associate Director of the Center for Global Education in Medicine and Surgery (GEMS) focused on endoscopic education at CSU.
Dr. Twedt is past President of the ACVIM and Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Publication and research interests include liver disease, gastrointestinal disease and endoscopy. He has also been the recipient of a number of teaching and research awards. He is also the co-editor of the textbook Current Veterinary Therapy 14 and 15 editions.