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Oral Cobalamin Supplementation in Dogs With Chronic Enteropathies

CE Event Information

  • Description:
    Cobalamin deficiency (vitamin B12 deficiency) is common in dogs with chronic GI disorders (prevalence, 6%-73%). Fortunately, cobalamin deficiency typically responds well and safely to parenteral vitamin B12 supplementation - which has been the standard of care in treating dogs with hypocobalaminemia. Oral vitamin B12 supplementation has been established as effective as parenteral vitamin B12 in several studies of humans with hypocobalaminemia.  Read more:

    The subject of this Evidence Based Update is cobalamin deficiency and supplementation in dogs with chronic enteropathies. Discussion includes:
    - Assessing patients with chronic GI disease
    - Causes and signs of cobalamin deficiency
    - Dosages of vitamin B12 for treating cobalamin deficiency
    - The efficacy of oral supplementation of vitamin B12
    - The Specialist's Spin on managing patients with chronic GI disorders

    Running time:  19 mins

    Free registration for Premium members and Evidence Based Update subscribers Basic Member Fee: $14.95
  • Sponsor: Diamondback Drugs
  • Presenter(s): Elisabeth Zenger, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $14.95

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