Course 13:Update on Select Infectious Gastrointestinal Diseases – 5 CE hours


In this course, Dr Lappin will present the most current information on the diagnosis and treatment of select infectious GI diseases that you are commonly asked to manage in your patients. 

Purchase of this on demand video combination allows you unlimited access to view its contents in the future.  Online notes are also included with the Video course.

To receive CE credits view the course then answer the test questions included with your purchase. After completing the exam, click and return it to IVS  for grading. If you score 70% or better, IVS will e-mail you a certificate for 5 hours of RACE approved CE credit.

Be sure and check with your State Board to see how many hours of CE you can get per year using this form of CE delivery.


Lecture 1.        GI diagnostics including best use of PCR assays


Objectives.       To review the common causes of vomiting and diarrhea in cats and dogs

                                    To learn how best to use infectious GI disease PCR assays

                                    To understand why PCR is not indicated for some agents

                                    To review strategies for the management of cases based on PCR assay results


Lecture 2.         The truth about Giardia


Objectives.       To review the common manifestations

                                    To learn how to complete the diagnostic workup in private practice

                                    To understand which treatments are most likely to work

                                    To review the zoonotic risks

                                    To learn whether treatment of health animals can really help


Lecture 3.        Feline protozoal diarrhea; Cryptosporidium, Isospora, Tritrichomonas


Objectives.       To review the common manifestations

                                    To learn how best to use diagnostic tests to confirm the diagnoses

                                    To understand which treatment choices are most effective

                                    To review strategies for case management


Lecture 4.        GI bacterial diseases and logical use of probiotics

Objectives.       To determine the most common causes and manifestations

                        To discuss the optimal diagnostic plans

                        To learn how to use probiotic therapy in case management

                                    To learn the zoonotic risks



Lecture 5.        Update on the management of parvoviral diarrhea (and other viruses) in dogs and cats


Objectives.       To review the common viral causes, including SARS-CoV-2

                                    To learn which diagnostic tests are optimal

                                    To understand optimal treatment plans

                                    To discuss zoonotic health risks and prevention strategies

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