Super Unnecessary

Episode 5 · July 1st, 2020 · 1 hr 13 mins

About this Episode

We’ve been presented with a very sick puppy and an unexpected test result. Lauren and JJ are on the case!

The ladies review differentials for gastroenteritis in puppies and discuss the pathophysiology and treatment of canine parvo virus.
Sources for this episode include:

  1. Greene, C.E. and Decaro, N. “Canine Viral Enteritis.” Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 4th Edition. Elsevier 2012, pp. 67-75.
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  4. Sullivan, L. A. “Canine Parvovirus.” 2016. Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Spring Symposium Proceedings.
  5. “Frequently asked questions about SNAP parvo text.” Idexx:
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  7. Mohr, A. J., Leisewitz, A. L., Jacobson, L. S., Steiner, J. M., Ruaux, C. G., Williams, D. A. “Effect of early enteral nutrition on intestinal permeability, intestinal protein loss, and outcome in dogs with severe parvoviral enteritis. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2003. Volume 17, pp. 791-798.