Diagnosis and treatment of protein losing enteropathy (PLE)

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CPD Hours: 2 hours

Course Length: Two hours

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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About this course

In this webinar, we will be talking about a special case of IBD: Protein losing enteropathy (PLE). Many of these cases are quite ill when they present to the practitioner, and therefore, their workup needs to be streamlined to obtain a diagnosis quickly and as non-invasively as possible. Many times, this means having a discussion with the owner about full thickness versus endoscopic biopsies, including how to make sure you differentiate between lymphoma and severe IBD in these cases. We will discuss what diagnostic options are out there to help making this decision in practice. In addition, we will discuss options for treatment in these cases and learn about some new studies that looked at novel treatment options.

This recorded webinar was originally part of a four week live Webinar Plus course: Essentials of GI disorders, which is available as a recorded Webinar Plus course. As it was part of a live course, the content of the webinar may refer to work that needed to be undertaken during the live course, such as self-assessment tasks and discussion forums or other webinars.  If you are interested in this subject you may want to consider registering on the recorded Webinar Plus version Recorded Webinar Plus: Essentials of GI disorders and access the course content along with four webinars.

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. They are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a CPD certificate.
Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).


Karin Allenspach, DrVetMed PhD FVH DipECVIM-CA FHEA MRCVS
Professor in Small Animal Medicine
Iowa State University, Ames