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Thanks for posting again. I have been meaning to participate in this. Just needed another reminder.
 

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We participated in the IgA study also.

I found this interesting on the Texas A&M site:

EPI Dogs' food needs to be treated with enzymes (which are expensive), and many dogs also require special foods, or, preferably, a raw diet.

How many vets probably tell their clients about the raw part???
 

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A successful treatment plan is basically 3 pronged:
1. Porcine based enzymes used on the food properly
2. 30 treatment for SIBO
3. vitamin B12 subQ injections according to protocol

the food feed, treated with enzymes, should be no more than 12% fat and 4% fiber.

EPI is a very serious and fatal disease if not treated properly. Getting the right treatment plan for each dog takes some tweaking since each dog is different.

If not treated these dogs litteraly starve to death and suffer horrendously.

Jan R.
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I had a very beautiful GSD (Jazzi) with EPI. She was diagnosed at 22 months. Jazzi had the privilege of participating in the Texas A &M study. We lost her at 5 1/2 years to mesenteric volvulus but her epi was maintained the entire time on her enzymes and other supplements. She never had to have B12 injections or pills, etc. I still miss her terribly.
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