Date: 2002-07-25 02:11:38 UTC
Subject: RE: IBD........ VET HELP NEEDED PLEASE!!
In such cases, rahter than go from one antibiotic to the next, an intestinal biopsy is often the more expedient (though not always the least expensive way to get to the bottom of chronic diarrhea.
IBD may be a cause of such symptoms, and I note that therapy for this condition has not yet been tried. Not that I am advocating going to another medication without more definitive diagnosis, but the fact that there has been no relief on various antibiotics is suggestive that IBD may be the root cause.
I would suggest a frank discussion of the pros and cons of exploratory surgery with your vet.
With kindest regards,
Bruce Williams, dVM