Canine Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Canine Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) occurs due to the inability of the pancreas to secrete sufficient digestive enzymes.

Without a steady supply of these enzymes food cannot be digested and as a result the nutrients cannot be absorbed This results in maldigestion and nutrients not being absorbed.

Symptoms of EPI in Dogs:

  • Diarrhoea, or greasy/oily stools
  • Vomiting
  • Polyphagia (eating exsessive amounts of food)
  • Cow-pat like stools
  • Rapid weight loss or failure to thrive
  • Sounds in the tummy
  • Gas, abdominal discomfort
  • Eating faeces
  • Poor coat condition

Early diagnosis leads to early therapy!

A dog treated with the right medication and diet is able to live a normal life! Our test can be used to identify or exclude EPI, even in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease.

Available test kits for EPI

Our test is a non-invasive test with a Sensitivity of 95.3% and Specificity of 92%

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