Small Animal Nutrition / Edition 1

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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• includes excellent section on the nutritional needs of small furries with previously unpublished material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

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"The section on hand rearing small furry pets is wonderful and, as far as I am aware, is not available elsewhere. People should buy this book for this part alone." Fred Nind, companion animal practitioner in Edinburgh. Former veterinary advisor for a major pet food manufacturer and former an examiner for the RCVS VN Scheme.
light-hearted, easily 'digestible' read.. I am really enjoying it!" Dot Creighton, Training Officer, Goddard Veterinary Group, London.
chapter covering mathematics relating to energy I thought was particularly well covered. The calculations were easy to follow." Kersty Ellis, VN, Moulton College, Northampton.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750645751
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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