Small Animal Nutrition / Edition 1

Small Animal Nutrition / Edition 1

by Sandie Agar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 075064575X

ISBN-13: 9780750645751

Pub. Date: 04/01/2001

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

* covers the essentials of nutrition in an impartial and lighthearted way
• user-friendly layout makes animal nutrition interesting and fun, helping students easily understand the principles of nutrition
• includes excellent section on the nutritional needs of small furries with previously unpublished material
• essential reading for

Overview

* covers the essentials of nutrition in an impartial and lighthearted way
• user-friendly layout makes animal nutrition interesting and fun, helping students easily understand the principles of nutrition
• includes excellent section on the nutritional needs of small furries with previously unpublished material
• essential reading for every veterinary undergraduate and veterinary nurse
• deals with all areas covered in the City & Guilds Small Animal Nutrition Certificate

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750645751
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
0.44(w) x 7.44(h) x 9.69(d)

Table of Contents

Components of food: Water; Protein; Fats (and oils); Carbohydrates; Dietry fibre; Vitamins; Minerals; Antioxidants; Energy: What is energy?; Calculating energy requirements; Energy requirements in sickness; Energy requirements in health; Energy content of food; Palatability and acceptability; Types of food: Home-made diets; Proprietary diets; Labelling of proprietary foods; Comparisons between different foods; Variety; Supplements; Feeding dogs and cats: Feeding recommendations; Body condition score; Feeding the healthy dog and cat; Timing of meals; Feeding sick or injured dogs and cats; Forced or artificial feeding; Parenteral feeding; Lifestage foods: Growth phase; Adult phase; Pregnancy and lactation; Neonates; Geriatric phase; The gut as an ecosystem: Probiotics; Prebiotics; Fatty acids and eicosanoids; Clinical nutrition: Body systems; Obesity: Starvation; Critical care nutrition; Cancer cachexia; Skeletal disease; Neuromuscular disease; Disorders of the integument; Food intolerance and sensitivity; Exclusion diets; Cardiovascular disease; The digestive system; The pancreas; The liver; Reproductive disease; The urinary system; The endocrine system; Small furries: Selective feeding; Rabbits; Rodents; Chinchillas; Chipmunks; Gerbils; Guinea-pigs; Hamsters; Mice and rats; Ferrets; Hand rearing small furries; Pre- and post-op feeding; Owner compliance

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