Feline Triaditis: A disease or a distraction?
“Triaditis” is a common diagnosis in the cat, and yet, there is a paucity of literature documenting the existence of this disease as a distinct clinical entity. There are however a plethora of studies describing the separate components of this disease. Indeed post mortem studies describing cholangitis in the cat have documented concurrent IBD in 83% and 50% of cases, pancreatitis in 50% and 60% of cases and both in 39% and 32% of cases. Furthermore, those describing pancreatitis have shown an increased pancreatic score (a measure of pancreatic inflammation) in cats with GI disease (including liver disease) compared to healthy animals. Recently, a clinical case series has documented concomitant small bowel IBD, cholangitis and pancreatiis in 30% (10/33) cats undergoing exploratory coeliotomy; concomitant small bowel IBD and cholangitis in 30% of cases, and pancreatic and GI inflammation in 12% of cases. Taken together, there seems little doubt that cats have a tendency to succumb to 2 or more of these entities; so what are we missing and why are there no clinical studies of cats with Triaditis? This webinar will discuss the clinical syndrome and clinical signs, what is known and what we have yet to learn.
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Kerry Simpson BVM&S CertVC PhD MACVSc MRCVS
Kerry, graduated from Edinburgh University and worked in small animal practice for two years before returning to Edinburgh to study for her PhD. She gained both her certificate in Veterinary Cardiology and PhD in 2004. In 2010, Kerry passed her Feline Medicine Australian College of Veterinary Scientists Fellowship examinations. Gaining this diploma level qualification made her eligible to apply for Specialist status, and she was made a Specialist of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in Feline Medicine in 2011. In 2014 Kerry gained her European diploma in Companion Animal Medicine and became a European Specialist in Companion Animal Medicine. After leaving Edinburgh University in 2014 Kerry set up her own company which she managed until 2016 when she started work at Highcroft Veterinary Hospital in Bristol.