Update on probiotics in canine gastroenterology

Internal Medicine | 61 mins

From this webinar, you will be able to define pre-, pro- and synbiotics and understand indications and postulated mechanisms of action of different probiotics in dogs. You will be able to understand and give examples for antibiotic-induced gut dysbiosis and recognise differences in commercially available probiotic formulations for dogs. We will discuss the use and apply probiotics as a treatment for dogs in an evidence-based fashion and you will be able to understand and explain the pros and cons of giving probiotics over antibiotics in canine gastrointestinal conditions.

Meet the speakers

Silke Salavati

Internal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Salavati graduated from the Justus-Liebig University (JLU) in Giessen (Germany) in 2003. She has completed her German doctoral thesis (Dr.med.vet) in Giessen, validating a breath test to assess canine gastric emptying against scintigraphy. She has completed a rotating internship and a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the same university, whilst continuing to be interested in research topics concerning small animal gastroenterology. Apart from holding the DipECVIM-CA title, she also completed a PhD at the Royal Veterinary College, London (UK), investigating the clinical and immunological effects of a single-strain probiotic in canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). From 2013 to 2016 she was a Junior lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the JLU, before she took her current position as a Senior lecturer for Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Sciences in Edinburgh (Scotland). She continues to have a great interest in canine and feline gastroenterology, investigating novel aspects to evaluate visceral pain and inflammation, connections to other organ systems and establishing novel treatment approaches in canine chronic enteropathies. So far, she has >30 publications in various journals around these topics, and has written several book chapters in small animal internal medicine textbooks. Dr.med.vet., PhD, DipECVIM-CA, FHEA, MRCVS

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