Nutrition for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses / Edition 1

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Nutrition for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of nutrition and a guide to monitoring the nutritional needs of patients in daily practice. Students will benefit from the clear and consistent approach to the basic principles of nutrition. Practicing technicians and nurses will appreciate the practical applications and techniques for managing the nutritional needs of both sick and healthy patients and educating clients.

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"This book is recommended for veterinary technicians in a small animal practice as well as students of veterinary nursing due to its comprehensive coverage of veterinary nutrition in the dog and cat.  Overall, the strength of this book is its ability to serve as a good handbook for the basics of dog and cat nutrition." Journal of the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813829135
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 609,006
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ann Wortinger, LVT, VTS (ECC), is the program coordinator for the Veterinary Technology Program at Wayne State University, teaching clinical pathology. With 16 years experience in Internal medicine, Ann founded and coordinated care for the nutritional support service at a major specialty/referral hospital. She obtained her specialty certification in emergency and critical care in 2000, and is a founding member of the Academy of Internal Medicine of Veterinary Technicians, experienced in general practice, emergency and specialty medicine.

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Table of Contents

Basics of Nutrition.

1. Energy and Nutrients.

2. Water.

3. Carbohydrates.

4. Fats.

5. Protein and Amino Acids.

6. Vitamins.

7. Minerals.

8. Digestion and Absorption.

9. Energy Balance.

Nutritional Requirements of Dogs and Cats.

10. Regulation of Pet Foods.

11. Reading Pet Food Labels.

12. Nutrient Content of Pet Foods.

13. Home-Prepared Pet Foods.

14. Food Safety.

Feeding Management for Dogs and Cats.

15. Feeding Regimens for Dogs and Cats.

16. Pregnancy and Lactation.

17. Neonatal Puppies and Kittens.

18. Growth.

19. Adult Maintenance.

20. Performance and Stress.

21. Geriatrics.

22. Nutritional Idiosyncrasies for Cats.

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