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Acute Liver Failure

CE Event Information

  • Description:
    Acute liver failure in dogs and cats, regardless of etiology, results in a myriad of complications and metabolic derangements.

    This Evidence Based Update includes a clinical review of acute liver failure with an emphasis on various parameters that can serve as prognostic indicators and appropriate treatment considerations and recommendations for affected patients.

    We also learn about:
    - Classifying hepatic encephalopathy based on the cause and how each type is managed differently
    - Nutritional management and use of supplements (hepato-support and vitamins) in patients with acute liver failure
    - Complications, clinical monitoring, and management of the liver failure patient

    Running time: 45 mins
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    Member fee: $19.95; Free registration for new Members, Unlimited Plus members and Evidence Based Update subscribers (
  • Sponsor: VetVine Specialty Consulting Service
  • Presenter(s): Elisabeth Zenger, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $19.95

Featured Publications

The following journal articles or textbook chapters have been selected as Supplements to this event. You can elect to purchase them as part of a discounted seminar package fee.
Prepaid CE Subscribers will be assessed a supplement fee for articles purchased.

  • Liver

    Canine and Feline Gastroenterology, 2013, Chapter 61, Pages 849-957. Member Fee: $5.95 - Login to Purchase and Download
  • Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, and Hepatic Disorders

    Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods (Fifth Edition) 2012, pp 191–225. Authors: Michael D. Willard, David C. Twedt Member F...  more
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy

    Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, Volume 47, Issue 3, May 2017, Pages 585-599. Author: Adam G. Gow Member Fee: $9....  more