Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs – Do We Finally Have a Treatment?
Acute pancreatitis is common in dogs and the clinical presentation can vary widely. While some dogs have mild clinical disease and recover with minimal supportive care, early prediction of severity of the disease is often not possible and patients with initially mild disease can quickly progress to multi-organ failure and death. This session will give a comprehensive overview over the current standard of care for dogs with acute pancreatitis. Fuzapladib, the first drug to receive conditional approval by the FDA for the treatment of clinical signs of acute pancreatitis will be discussed in detail.