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Endoscopic, Biopsy, and Histopathologic Guidelines for the Evaluation of Gastrointestinal Inflammation in Companion Animals



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  1. Errata: ERRATUM Volume 24, Issue 3, 796, Article first published online: 22 March 2010

  • A preliminary report was presented at the 2008 ACVIM Forum in San Antonio, TX.

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Corresponding author: Dr Robert J. Washabau, VMD, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1352 Boyd Avenue, St Paul, MN 55108; e-mail: washabau@umn.edu.