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Saturday, August 12 • 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Chronic pancreatitis in dogs and cats: Diagnostic and treatment dilemmas

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Pancreatitis is a disease that occurs in acute, chronic, mild and severe forms in both dogs and cats. There has been extensive work on the past decade investigating new methods of diagnosis and the pathogenesis of the disease in both companion animals and people. Whilst many of these tests have a relatively high sensitivity for acute pancreatitis (or an ability to detect disease when it is present), the sensitivity of these assays diminishes when the pancreatic inflammation is chronic. Assessment of treatment options of chronic pancreatitis (CP) is sadly lacking in the veterinary literature, and is still controversial in the medical field.

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Caroline Mansfield

Associate Professor, Small Animal Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
Caroline Mansfield BSc BVMS MVM PhD MANZCVS DipECVIM-CA Dr Caroline Mansfield graduated from Murdoch University, Perth sometime last century and worked in mixed animal and small animal practice in Australia and the UK before completing a 3-year residency in small animal medicine at University College, Dublin. She developed an interest in gastroenterology during that time and has continued that clinical and research passion since her return to Australia in 2001. She has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications, and also numerous textbook chapters. Current clinical research projects include mechanisms involved in canine inflammatory bowel disease, both the endocrine and exocrine pancreas and establishing what viral communities exist in the canine intestine. She is board certified in internal medicine, gaining a Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2001. Caroline is currently Past President of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. From 2001 until 2010 she was employed at Murdoch University. She moved to the University of Melbourne in late 2010, and is currently Associate Professor and Head of Small Animal Medicine... Read More →


Saturday August 12, 2017 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Arena 1