The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 19, Issue 7, pp 649–665 | Cite as

Naturally occurring intestinal malabsorption in the dog

  • F. W. G. Hill
  • B Vet Med
  • D. F. Kelly
Original Articles


A study was made of eight dogs which had malabsorption associated with disease of the small intestine. Functional studies revealed a range of abnormalities including reduced absorption of fat and xylose, lowered disaccharidase levels in the mucosa of the small intestine, hypoalbuminemia, and protein-losing enteropathy. The morphologic abnormalities included enteritis, lymphangiectasia, and lymphosarcoma. Villous atrophy was sometimes the sole abnormality and sometimes occurred in combination with other intestinal lesions.


Public Health Small Intestine Xylose Functional Study Morphologic Abnormality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. W. G. Hill
    • 1
    • 2
  • B Vet Med
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. F. Kelly
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary MedicineThe Medical SchoolBristol
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Bristol. The Medical SchoolBristol

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