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Some patients, especially dogs, have clinical signs, such as vomiting and abdominal pain, which are classically associated with acute pancreatitis. However, other patients have less pronounced clinical pictures or even subclinical disease. Diagnostic tests are crucial to determining the correct diagnosis.
To ensure the health and well-being of pets and reduce the chance of transmission of potentially zoonotic parasites, fecal examinations for parasite eggs, oocysts, and cysts are important. Many different procedures and techniques are used, each with its own advantages and limitations.