A panel of 8 experts in the field (5 internists, 1 radiologist, 1 clinical pathologist, and 1 anatomic pathologist), with support from a librarian, was formed to assess and summarize evidence in the peer reviewed literature and complement it with consensus clinical recommendations. There was little literature on etiology and pathogenesis of spontaneous pancreatitis in cats, but there was much in humans, along with some experimental evidence in cats and non-feline species. Most evidence was in the area of diagnosis of pancreatitis in cats, which was summarized carefully. In contrast, there was little evidence on the management of pancreatitis in cats.

This webinar will have 3 panelists out of the 8 contributors summarizing our clinical recommendations during this 50-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute of Q&A where you will have an opportunity for comments/questions, which the panel will consider prior to publication.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Summarize the various potential causes of feline pancreatitis and understand proposed pathogenetic mechanisms of pancreatitis in cats.
  2. Describe the various diagnostic modalities that can be employed in order to rule-out or diagnose pancreatitis in a cat.
  3. Establish an evidenced-based management plan for a cat with acute pancreatitis.
  4. Establish an evidence-based management and monitoring plan for a cat with chronic pancreatitis.   

RACE Application Status
This program has been submitted for 1 hour of live continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE-approval.