WVC 91st Annual Conference
This session will provide an update on our understanding of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in the dog, and the implications of this new knowledge for small animal veterinarians. It appears that the stomach is not involved in the inflammatory process, hence the new name of acute hemorrhagic diarrhea syndrome. Although C. perfringens and its toxin NetF seem to be associated with the disease, antibiotics do not improve the outcome in any way, and should not be administered in a standard manner to these patients. Probiotics have been shown to have beneficial effects.