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To Treat or not to Treat? An Update on Helicobacter Pylori – Expert Panel Discussion

Free Webinar brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition USA – Clinical Series
1 Hr of RACE CE pending
Approved for 1 hour of NYSED credit

Dr Alan Stewart
Dr Kenneth Harkin

Start Date
August 24, 2021
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Although well established as a cause of gastrointestinal disease in people, management of Helicobacter pylori remains a controversial topic in veterinary medicine. Is it a pathogen that requires treatment? Is it just a normal inhabitant of the GI tract that’s better off left alone? The answer is: it depends. Join us for a fun, casual, round table discussion as we welcome experts Drs. Alan Stewart, DVM, DACVIM and Ken Harkin, DVM, DACVIM to shed some light on this perplexing bacterium. In this session, we will discuss the most recent scientific evidence that both supports, and refutes, the need for treatment of H. pylori. To accompany this evidence-based discussion, our experts will provide practical, every day tips and advice for how they use our current understanding of this frustrating disease to guide the management of clinical cases.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Alan Stewart


Dr. Stewart graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and went onto continue his veterinary training in Illinois, graduating with honors again. He did an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA. He obtained his residency in small animal medicine at the University of California at Davis where he received awards for his research and teaching. He was the chief internist at The Berkeley Dog and Cat Hospital for 7 years. He was a founder of San Francisco Veterinary Specialists and Bay Area Veterinary Specialists. He strongly believes in combining Eastern and Western medicine to maximize an animal’s quality of life and to that end has become one of the few internists to also be certified in veterinary acupuncture. He is also a sought-after lecturer around the world. On his spare time he supports wildlife causes, scuba dives and writes plays.

Kenneth R. Harkin


Kenneth R. Harkin, DVM, ACVIM-SAIM (ISU ’89) joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 1997 and is currently Hodes Professor and Head, Section of Medicine. Dr. Harkin instructs 4th year veterinary students in their clinical rotations through the Internal Medicine service and gives didactic lectures to 3rd year veterinary students in hepatology, neurology, and clinical hematology. He also leads weekly case discussions for students in their pre-clinical years. Dr. Harkin’s research interests have been primarily focused in the areas of infection and immunology, primarily canine leptospirosis, perianal fistula, and canine dysautonomia.

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