Characterization of chronic pancreatitis in English Cocker Spaniels.

  title={Characterization of chronic pancreatitis in English Cocker Spaniels.},
  author={Penny J Watson and Aude J A Roulois and Timothy J. Scase and Andrew Holloway and Michael E. Herrtage},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  volume={25 4},
BACKGROUND Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is common in dogs. The cause is unknown. In humans, different causes of pancreatitis have histologically distinct appearances. The histopathologic lesions in English Cocker Spaniels (ECS) with CP were noted to be histologically different than those of other breeds with CP. HYPOTHESIS CP in ECS is distinct from CP in other breeds and is characterized by a duct destruction similar to what is observed in autoimmune CP of humans. ANIMALS Eight ECS and 9… CONTINUE READING
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