After a course of treatment and when symptoms are controlled, it is advisable to reduce the dose gradually over a seven day period in order to ascertain either the degree of recovery or necessity for a permanent maintenance dose. Where permanent therapy is required, dose levels should be reduced periodically to see whether pancreatic recovery has taken place. However, more often the deficiency is progressive and patients should be re-examined at intervals to ensure stability.
Proper dietary control is also essential for successful management of cases suffering from pancreatic insufficiency. Consult a veterinary surgeon for advice.
In exocrine pancreatic insufficiency the addition of these extracts to the feed aids in proper digestion of fat, protein and starch.