WVC 91st Annual Conference
Until recently, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency was considered to be extremely rare in cats. However, to date approximately 1,000 cats are diagnosed with this condition annually. Cats with EPI can be of any age and breed and show clinical signs of weight loss, soft voluminous stools, greasy soiling of the haircoat, and sometimes vomiting. Diagnosis is by a severely decreased serum fTLI concentration. Treatment of feline EPI involves enzyme supplementation, cobalamin supplementation, and treatment of concurrent conditions if present.