Endoscopic, biopsy, and histopathologic guidelines for the evaluation of gastrointestinal inflammation in companion animals. Academic Article uri icon


  • Consensus Statements of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) provide the veterinary community with up-to-date information on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of clinically important animal diseases. The ACVIM Board of Regents oversees selection of relevant topics, identification of panel members with the expertise to draft the statements, and other aspects of assuring the integrity of the process. The statements are derived from evidence-based medicine whenever possible and the panel offers interpretive comments when such evidence is inadequate or contradictory. A draft is prepared by the panel, followed by solicitation of input by the ACVIM membership, which may be incorporated into the statement. It is then submitted to the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, where it is edited prior publication. The authors are solely responsible for the content of the statements. 2010 by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

published proceedings

  • J Vet Intern Med

altmetric score

  • 4.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Washabau, R. J., Day, M. J., Willard, M. D., Hall, E. J., Jergens, A. E., Mansell, J., ... WSAVA International Gastrointestinal Standardization Group.

citation count

  • 253

complete list of authors

  • Washabau, RJ||Day, MJ||Willard, MD||Hall, EJ||Jergens, AE||Mansell, J||Minami, T||Bilzer, TW

publication date

  • January 2010