Effecten van een speciaal geselecteerd dieet op de vertering bij dieren na een darmoperatie
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The goal of this research is to detect changes in feces after intestinal surgery (massive resection or enterotomy) in dogs and cats. Also the effects on feces after giving the patient a easy digestive diet (Royal Canin Intestinal, RCI) is examined. The influence of different saving conditions of feces on the outcome of fecal analysis is determined. The fecal analysis existed of a kwalitative test on fat, fatty acids, starch and muscle in feces of dogs and cats before and after intestinal surgery. In this report the results of 10 patients (8 dogs, 2 cats) are described. These dogs and cats went through enterotomy and/or resection of the gut because of corpus aliënum, neoplasia or enteritis. One cat showed improvement of the digestion after using RCI. This could mean RCI does have positive influence on the digestion but this improvement could also be caused by adaptation of the intestines. One dog did have positive digestive test results after enterotomy. Of many patients the samples still have to come in. At this moment there are little results to define a conclusion. We can put questionmarks at the use of fecal analysis due to many unreliabilities. Saving fecal samples at different temperatures did not affect the outcome of the results of fecal analysis. Mixing of feces is very important. For a better conclusion about the effects of RCI on the digestion of dogs and cats after intestinal surgery there are more results needed. The research therefore has to continue.