Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI)… Making your enzymes work!

Internal Medicine | 75 mins

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is caused by decreased production of digestive enzymes by the pancreas. The most common clinical signs are polyphagia, weight loss, and a large volume of loose stools. Diagnosis is made by measurement of serum trypsin-like immunoreactivity. Treatment includes supplementation of pancreatic digestive enzymes and cobalamin. In this webinar we discuss more challenging and refractive cases. What happens when the enzymes don’t work? We will review the importance of cobalamin and the best ways to supplement. We also review more unusual presentations of this condition… not just the German Shepherd.

Meet the speakers

Scott Kilpatrick

Director, Internal Medicine Specialist

Scott graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2007. Initially, he worked for the PDSA, before taking a Senior Veterinary Surgeon position with Vets Now in Edinburgh in 2010. Scott started his residency in internal medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 2012 after completing a year as a Teaching Fellow in Anatomy and Physiology. He completed his residency in 2016 after finishing his Masters in the pathogenesis of canine liver disease and has since been working in referral practice. Interventional radiology is something that really interests Scott, and he spent some time in 2018, working in this area at UC Davis in California. Scott has created and delivered a Post-graduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency Medicine in association with the University of Chester. In 2023 he was awarded Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (FRCVS) for his meritorious contribution to clinical practice.

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