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What is EPI?
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a malnutrition disorder caused by a deficiency of digestive enzymes. The exocrine portion of the pancreas produces the enzymes necessary for proper digestion of food. If not enough enzymes are produced, the dog develops signs of malnutrition from malabsorption.
The condition is also sometimes referred to as pancreatic hypoplasia or pancreatic acinar atrophy.
There is no cure.
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