Helping your gut: Acid, appetite and moving forward

Internal Medicine | 90 mins

Vomiting is one of the moist common presenting signs in small animal practice. In this webinar we discuss the options for antiemetic therapy… there is more to it that maropitant. Similar to the situation in human medicine, practice of inappropriate prescription of acid suppressants is also commonplace in veterinary medicine. In this webinar we challenge the dogma and clinical practice of administering gastroprotectants for the routine management of gastritis, pancreatitis, hepatic disease, and renal disease in dogs and cats lacking additional risk factors for ulceration or concerns for gastrointestinal bleeding. We will discuss which drugs actually work and when we should be using them. Step away from the ranitidine! Furthermore, canine and feline gastrointestinal motility disorders present both diagnostic and therapeutic challenges and likely are under-recognized in small animal practice. We talk about the most up to date options for prokinetic therapy. Appetite stimulation can benefit many patients… if you don’t eat you don’t heal! When are these drugs appropriate and what are the options.

Meet the speakers

Scott Kilpatrick

Director, Internal Medicine Specialist

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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 Surrey. Scott is currently an Internal Medicine Specialist working with Idexx.

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