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SECTION I   Diagnostic approach to clinical signs of the  gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems

Differential diagnoses

  1. Differential diagnoses for clinical signs of the gastrointestinal tract 
    Karin Allenspach, Silke Salavati Schmitz, Fabio Procoli
  2. Differential diagnoses for clinical signs of the pancreas and hepatobiliary system 
    Silke Salavati Schmitz, Fabio Procoli, Karin Allenspach

Diagnostic procedures

  1. Laboratory approach to gastrointestinal disorders
    Romy M. Heilmann
  2. Laboratory approach to exocrine pancreatic and hepatobiliary disorders 
    Emily N. Gould, Joerg M. Steiner
  3. Diagnostic imaging of the gastrointestinal tract
    Pascaline Pey, Alessia Diana
  4. Diagnostic imaging of the biliary system and pancreas
    Nathalie Rademacher, Kassandra Wilson
  5. Endoscopy of the feline gastrointestinal tract 
    Christiane Stengel, Reto Neiger
  6. Surgical and laparoscopic biopsies of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, and hepatobiliary system
    Kelly L. Bowlt Blacklock
  7. Histopathology of gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary tissues in cats
    Mark R. Ackermann, Albert E. Jergens

SECTION II   Diseases of the gastrointestinal tractgastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems

Oropharyngeal diseases

  1. Feline oral inflammatory diseases
    Karin Allenspach, Brenda Mulherin

Oesophageal diseases

  1. Oesophageal diseases
    Albert E. Jergen

Gastric diseases

  1. Pyloric diseases
    Valérie Freiche, Fiona Da Riz

Infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

  1. Viral infections
    Georgia Diakoudi, Vito Martella
  2. Bacterial infections
    Conor O’Halloran, Danièlle Gunn-Moore
  3. Helminthic and protozoal diseases
    Panagiotis G. Xenoulis

Intestinal inflammation

  1. Microbiota and dysbiosis 
    Jan Suchodolski
  2. Pathogenesis of feline inflammatory bowel disease
    Karin Allenspach, Chelsea Iennarella-Servantez
  3. Classification, clinical staging, and treatment of feline chronic enteropathy
    Fabio Procoli
  4. Feline gastrointestinal eosinophilic sclerosing fibroplasia
    Michael Linton, Christine Griebsch


  1. Gastrointestinal lymphoma
    Valérie Freiche
  2. Nonlymphomatous gastrointestinal tumours
    David J. Argyle

Motility disorders

  1. Dysmotility of the upper gastrointestinal tract
    Conor O’Halloran, Danièlle Gunn-Moore
  2. Constipation and megacolon 
    Frédéric P. Gaschen

SECTION III   Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

Pancreatic disorders

  1. Pancreatic necrosis andinflammation
    Panagiotis G. Xenoulis, Joerg M. Steiner
  2. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
    Panagiotis G. Xenoulis

Hepatic disorders

  1. Hepatic vascular disorders
    Mickey S. Tivers, Vicky J. Lipscomb
  2. Hepatic lipidosis
    Chiara Valtolina
  3. Hepatic encephalopathy
    Adam G. Gow
  4. Refeeding syndrome
    Daniel L. Chan

Biliary disorders

  1. Feline cholangitis and triaditis
    Jonathan A. Lidbury
  2. Extrahepatic bile duct obstruction and diseases of the gallbladder
    Karla C. L. Lee


  1. Pancreatic and hepatobiliary neoplasia
    Davide Berlato

SECTION IV   Management strategies for diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary tract

Pharmacological approach to gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders

  1. Antiemetic and gastroprotective agents
    M. Katherine Tolbert
  2. Antibiotics 
    Thomas Spillmann, Thomas Grönthal, Susanne Kilpinen
  3. Anti-inflammatories and immunosuppressants
    Lauren Lacorcia, Julien R. S. Dandrieux

Novel and alternative treatment options of gastrointestinal disorders

  1. Prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics, and postbiotics 
    Silke Salavati Schmitz
  2. Faecal microbiota transplantation
    Frédéric P. Gaschen

Nutritional strategies for gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders

  1. Nutritional assessment
    Aarti Kathrani
  2. Nutritional strategies 
    Aarti Kathrani
  3. Enteral nutritional support 
    Craig Breheny, Silke Salavati Schmitz
  4. Parenteral nutritional support
    Daniel L. Chan

APPENDIX   Recommended drugs and dosages

Subject index

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