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Intestinal biopsies for investigating and managing inflammatory bowel disease in horses
  1. Nicola Kerbyson and
  2. Derek Knottenbelt

Abstract

Inflammatory bowel disease is a common cause of weight loss in horses and collection of intestinal biopsies is recommended in suspected cases to achieve a definitive diagnosis. Following a biopsy, the client's expectation is that a definitive diagnosis will clearly define treatment options and prognosis; however, there are very few publications to guide the practitioner in making decisions. This article aims to summarise the implications of different histopathological diagnoses to guide treatment options and assess prognosis.

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