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   1. Inflammation of the pancreas.
   2. Causes include: hi fat/protein diets, pork products, trauma, peritonitis, pancreatic duct obstruction.
   3. Symptoms may include: lethargy, depression, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, painful abdomen, fever, jaundice.
   4. Treatment depends on severity.

a) IV fluids, anti-nausea medications, antacids, antibiotics, and pain medication for severe cases.

b) Feed a bland diet, low in fat, high in fiber.

c) Avoid variability in the diet, especially high fat foods.

d) Withhold food for 12 to 24 hours after vomiting. Offer water only in very small amounts (crushed ice).