Amylase
Lipase

sorry
Serum activity of these enzymes is measured as an (imperfect) aid to the clinical diagnosis of pancreatic injury.

Idiopathic inflammatory disease (acute-to-chronic pancreatitis) is the most common disease entity (mainly dogs, occasionally cats, rarely, horses). Less commonly, pancreatic tumors (adenocarcinoma) or trauma (HBC) can be the cause of clinical signs and elevated enzyme activity.

With regard to the diagnosis of pancreatitis, results must be interpreted in light of the history and clinical signs in the patient, and correlated with physical, radiographic, hematologic, and other clinical chemistry findings:
  • vomiting, diarrhea, history of recent fatty meal, table scraps, garbage ingestion
  • painful abdomen, dehydration, sometimes icterus
  • hazy cranial abdomen on plain films
  • neutrophilic leukocytosis
  • azotemia (often), lipemia (sometimes), hypocalcemia (occasionally), cholestasis
back
Copytight © Cornell University