MEDICAL AND NUTRITIONAL TREATMENT IN A PATIENT WITH HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY OF POSIBLE PORTOCAVAL ORIGEN.

Journal Title: Revista MVZ Cordoba - Year 2008, Vol 13, Issue 2

Abstract

This article describes a case of a 3 month old female miniature schnauzer that exhibited excessive salivation, ataxia and disorientation after consuming puppy food. The physical examination revealed delayed growth for the puppy’s age, an altered mental status, and a behavior of pushing its head against the walls. Hematological tests revealed a five-fold increase in ALT and a three-fold increase in FA. Abdominal X-rays revealed microhepatica, confirmed by ultrasound. Portosistemic anastomosis was the presumptive diagnosis. Medical and dietary treatment resulted in a favorable clinical evolution.

Authors and Affiliations

Sandra Acevedo T, Esp| Universidad de Antioquia, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Grupo de Investigación CENTAURO, Medellín, Colombia., Sonia Orozco P, Esp| Universidad de Antioquia, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Grupo de Investigación CENTAURO, Medellín, Colombia., Leonardo Gómez G, Esp| Universidad de Antioquia, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Grupo de Investigación CENTAURO, Medellín, Colombia.Universidad CES, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Grupo de investigación INCA-CES, Medellín, Colombia.

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Esp, Esp, Esp (2008). MEDICAL AND NUTRITIONAL TREATMENT IN A PATIENT WITH HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY OF POSIBLE PORTOCAVAL ORIGEN.. Revista MVZ Cordoba, 13(2), 1393-1399. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-3108