IBD in Dog and Human bowel, a comparison.

Victoria Campbell, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust and Cave Veterinary Services.


Ultrasound of small intestine has become routine investigation in small animals, becoming more common with human due to improved imaging. It is limited by bowel gas. Ultrasound can provide information on bowel wall thickness, layering of the wall, peristalsis and luminal contents.

Canine intestinal ultrasound plays an important role in the recognition, diagnosis, and monitoring of many gastroenterological diseases and is becoming increasingly important in the management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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