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Companion Animal Practice
The chronically diarrhoeic dog
  1. Marge Chandler

    Marge Chandler qualified as a doctor of veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in 1984. She is currently the Waltham Lecturer in Internal Medicine and Nutrition at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh. She holds a masters degree in animal nutrition and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Companion Animal) and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, and a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists. Her particular interests lie in clinical nutrition, gastroenterology, and general internal medicine.

2. Diarrhoea of large intestinal origin


AS discussed in Part 1 (In Practice, January 2002, pp 18-24), diarrhoea is described as chronic when it has been present, either constantly or intermittently, for longer than two weeks. A diagnostic approach to chronic diarrhoea of small intestinal origin was set out in that earlier article. This article outlines an approach to the diagnosis of diarrhoea of large intestinal origin before going on to consider a few specific diarrhoeic conditions.

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