Delayed sonographic changes in acute feline pancreatitis
Recent research has documented delayed onset of sonographic changes in acute canine pancreatitis. This is enormously important in a clinical setting where we now realise that the absence of typical pancreatitis findings on first presentation doesn’t rule it out and we are sometimes going to have to re-scan a dog with ‘acute abdomen’ a few days down the line to get a full picture.
We’ve previously noted that the same happens in cats. This is a recent patient presented with acute onset depression, ptyalism, vomiting, complete anorexia and abdominal pain:
By day 5 however…