Original Scientific Article
Study of correlations between clinical signs and morphological features identified in dogs affected with inflammatory bowel disease
David Farray ,
Francisco Rodriguez ,
Yaiza Muñoz-Aznar ,
Antonio G. Ravelo-García ,
José Raduan Jaber *

Mac Vet Rev 2020; 43 (1): 13 - 22


Received: 02 March 2019

Received in revised form: 30 September 2019

Accepted: 02 December 2019

Available Online First: 19 December 2019

Published on: 15 March 2020

Correspondence: José Raduan Jaber, joseraduan.jaber@ulpgc.es


This paper evaluates possible relations between the clinical activity and the histopathological findings of the entire intestine in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To perform this study, hospital records of 64 dogs of different sex and breed diagnosed with IBD were evaluated. The results of this study did not show a statistically significant correlation between clinical activity and the histopathological assessment of dogs with IBD. Certain connections were found between diarrhea and lacteal dilation in duodenum, and hematochezia and villous epithelial injury in colon but no other associations were found between the rest of the lesions and symptoms.

Keywords: dog, IBD, lesion, clinical signs


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Conflict of Interest Statement

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Citation Information

Macedonian Veterinary Review. Volume 43, Issue 1, Pages 13-22, e-ISSN 1857-7415, p-ISSN 1409-7621, DOI: 10.2478/macvetrev-2019-0027, 2020