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The following resources may help you to learn more about liver shunts in cats.  If you have resources that you have found beneficial and wish to include them, please let us know.

If you are happy with your personal vet and/or holistic practitioner and want to refer them, please get their permission for us to list them here in the public directory.

NOTE: The information listed below is intended as a resource only. It is not a substitute for professional veterinary care. We recommended consulting your veterinarian before implementing any changes in care protocols for your shunt kitty. 

Support Groups:

bullet Cat Liver Shunt Support Group - Private support group for owners and guardians of cats with liver shunts to share resources and Hope. (Global network with members from seven countries and three continents - and growing!)
bulletYahoo Liver Shunt and MVD Support Group -  Large, active, empathetic group of experienced shunt owners (primarily dogs but *very* welcoming to cats!)

Online Articles:

bullet Congenital Portosystemic Shunts in Cats: Investigation, diagnosis and stabilisation, Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery, Volume 13, Issue 3, March 2011, Pages 173-184, Michael Tivers BVSc CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS, Victoria Lipscomb MA VetMB CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS.
bullet Congenital Portosystemic Shunts in Cats: Surgical management and prognosis, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery, Volume 13, Issue 3, March 2011, Pages 185-194, Michael Tivers BVSc CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS, Victoria Lipscomb MA VetMB CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS
bullet Portosystemic Shunts   American College of Veterinary Surgeons
bulletCongenital Portosystemic Shunts, by Angie Hibbert BVSc CertSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS, European Specialist in Small Animal Medicine, The Feline Centre, University of Bristol (She is collecting mouth swab DNA samples for Birmans with Liver Shunts and beginning research; you can read her lecture notes and download the swab form). (Not sure if still current)
bullet Max, a kitten with a portosystemic shunt, by Charlotte Jackson
bullet How Can I Get My Cat to Eat a Low-Protein Diet? by Arnold Plotnick MS, DVM, ACVIM, ABVP
bullet Portosystemic Shunt (Hepatic Shunt) in Cats, by Dr. Erika De Papp
bullet Liver and Gall Bladder Problems in Cats, by Mike Richards, DVM
bullet Portosystemic Shunts, New method for repairing portosystemic shunts, by Arnold Plotnick MS, DVM, ACVIM, ABVP
bullet Portosystemic Shunts: Overview - The Merck Veterinary Manual
bullet Evaluation of ameroid ring constrictors for the management of single extrahepatic portosystemic shunts in cats: 23 cases (19962001), Andrew E. Kyles, BVMS, PhD, DACVS Elizabeth M. Hardie, DVM, PhD, DACVS Margo Mehl, DVM Clare R. Gregory, DVM, DACVS   
bullet Portosystemic Shunts Animal Medical Center of Southern California
bullet Portosystemic shunts in dogs and cats: portosystemic shunts in small animals hepatic vascular anatomy, shunt: morphology, radiography (portosystemische shunts bij kleine huisdieren hepatische vasculaire anatomie, shuntmorfologie, radiografie) 1Department of Medical Imaging of Domestic Animals; 2 Department of Small Animal Medicine and Clinical Biology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, B-9820 Merelbeke, Belgium 2007

 

Veterinarians Experienced with Treating Liver Shunts in Cats:

bulletDr. Andrew Kyles, BluePearl Vet, New York, New York, USA
bulletDr. Arnold Plotnick MS, DVM, ACVIM, ABVP, Manhattan Cat Specialists, New York, New York, USA
bullet Dr. Lizette Hardie, DVM, DACVS, Department Head & Professor, General Surgery at North Carolina State Unversity College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
bulletDr. Anne C. Minihan, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists, Annapolis, Maryland, USA (recommended by Newt's mom - she performed his neutering).

 

 

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