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Gastritis and Gastric Ulcers in Working Dogs

By Michael S. Davis, Katherine K. Williamson

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Gastritis and gastric ulcers are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in canine athletes. Although the majority of scientific work on this condition has been performed in ultraendurance racing sled dogs, this condition has been identified in other canine athletes, including sled dogs competing in shorter events and dogs performing off-leash explosive detection duties. The cause of the syndrome is unknown, but current hypotheses propose a link between exercise-induced hyperthermia and loss of gastric mucosal barrier function as an early event in the pathogenesis. Treatment is focused on prevention of clinical disease using acid secretion inhibitors, such as omeprazole, which has excellent efficacy in controlled clinical studies.


Mason N McLary

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Date 2016
Publication Title Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Volume 3
Issue 30
Publisher Frontiers
DOI 10.3389/fvets.2016.00030
URL https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2016.00030
Language English
Additional Language English
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal health and hygiene
  3. Animal roles
  4. Animals in culture
  5. Animal welfare
  6. Dogs
  7. Exercise
  8. Health
  9. Hyperthermia
  10. Inflammation
  11. Mammals
  12. Medication
  13. Physical environment
  14. Social Environments
  15. Ulcers
  16. Working animals