DescriptionSteatorrhoea is the presence of excessive fat in the faeces. Increased amounts of faecal fat give it a grey colour and a greasy appearance which will leave an oily spot on paper it comes into contact with. In one study steatorrhoea has been defined as fat excretion in faeces in excess of 0.3g/Kg/day.
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
Inflammatory bowel disease
This list has been adapted from "Small Animal Gastroenterology" by Strombeck and Guilford with the permission of Harcourt Brace Publishers.
Last updated : October 2013