FISH - fluorescence in situ hybridization

FISH is an important diagnostic tool, especially in young French Bulldogs and Boxers with large bowel diarrhea, among other breeds. These dogs may be prone to an infection of E. coli that is adherent and invasive to the intestinal lining. The bacteria hide within the macrophages. 

Normal
Positive FISH

Our Internal Medicine team

Besides Dr. Otoni and Dr. Galvao, Dr. Julie Danner is also part of our internal medicine team and she also does this procedure.