Update on probiotics in cats: What is the evidence?

Internal Medicine | 37 mins

In this webinar you will get an overview of the evidence of the status quo of knowledge about the feline microbiome and the use of probiotics in different conditions in your feline patients. You will be able to define pre-, pro- and synbiotics and understand the indications and postulated mechanisms of action of probiotics. We will discuss antibiotic-induced dysbiosis in cats and how to use probiotics in cats in an evidence-based manner that you can apply to your patients in practice.

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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