Mathews Journal of Veterinary Science


Previous Issues Volume 7, Issue 3 - 2023

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in a Dog: Case Report

Fábia Luvisetto do Nascimento1, André Rinaldi Fukushima2,3,4,*, Juliana Weckx Peña Muñoz1, Vinícius dos Santos Fernandes Conceição1, Bruno Nascimento Lopes2, Steffany Teles de Novais2, Esther Lopes Ricci2,3,5, Maria Aparecida Nicoletti6, Simone Rodrigues Ambrósio7

1Nosso Vet Veterinary Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil

2School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

3Faculdade de Ciencias da Saúde IGESP, São Paulo, Brazil

4University Center of the Americas–FAM, São Paulo, Brazil

5Mackezie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, Brazil

6Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

7São Judas Tadeu University, São Paulo, Brazil

*Corresponding author: André Rinaldi Fukushima, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, Tel: (11) 98133-7311, ORCID: 0000-0001-6026-3054; E-mail: [email protected].

Received Date: July 14, 2023

Published Date: July 27, 2023

Citation: do Nascimento FL, et al. (2023). Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in a Dog: Case Report. Mathews J Vet Sci. 7(3):24.

Copyrights: do Nascimento FL, et al. © (2023).


Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is a gastrointestinal illness marked by insufficient production of digestive enzymes by pancreatic acini, resulting in signs of poor digestion, malabsorption and malnutrition. It is considered less common in small animals' clinical routine, being more diagnosed in female dogs of the German Shepard, Collie and Cavalier breeds due to genetic predisposition. Therefore, it is reported in this work a case of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in a male French bulldog. The animal was treated in a private clinic in São Paulo-SP with the main complaint of weight loss, appetite disorders (polyphagia, coprophagy, and abnormal appetite), steatorrhea and flatulence. The serum trypsin-like immunoreactivity test in conjunction with ventral ultrasound has confirmed the diagnosis. Treatment based on enzyme replacement with pancreatin, antibiotic therapy, gastric protection, and vitamin supplementation and diet changes proved to be totally effective after thirty days, because the animal showed significant weight gain, normorexy, normal defecation and improvement of other clinical signs.

Keywords: Canine, Pancreas, EPI, TLI, Pancreatin.

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