American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Current Treatment Options in Dogs

Handan Hilal Arslan

DOI : 10.3844/ajavsp.2017.150.158

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 3

Pages 150-158

Abstract

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is an idiopathic and chronic gastrointestinal failure of cats, dogs and some farm animals such as horses. Since the long and difficult classical therapy of the disease has various side effects such as malignancy and lymphoma, new therapeutic methods are needed. However, a safe and standardized treatment protocol has not been developed, yet. Therefore, IBD treatment is still a big dilemma for both veterinary and human medicine. In this review, IBD and new possible therapeutic alternatives were evaluated for dogs.

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© 2017 Handan Hilal Arslan. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.