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Nutrition and disease management for veterinary technicians and nurses / by Ann Wortinger and Kara M. Burns.

Wortinger, Ann, (author.). Burns, Kara M., (author.).
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Subject: Dogs > Food.
Cats > Food.
Animal nutrition.
Veterinary diet therapy.
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Diet Therapy > veterinary.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781118811085
  • ISBN: 1118811089
  • ISBN: 9781118810866
  • ISBN: 1118810864
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: Ames, Iowa : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015.

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General Note: Preceded by Nutrition and disease management for veterinary technicians and nurses / Ann Wortinger. 1st ed. 2007.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; About the Companion Website; Part 1 Basics of Nutrition; Chapter 1 Nutrients and Energy; Introduction; Nutrients; Measures of Energy; Gross Energy; Digestible Energy; Feeding Trials; Calculation Method; Energy Density; References; Chapter 2 Water; Introduction; Water Quality; Water Loss; Water Gains; Voluntary Oral Intake; References; Chapter 3 Carbohydrates; Introduction; Monosaccharides; Disaccharides; Oligosaccharides; Polysaccharides; Carbohydrate Types; Carbohydrate Functions; Cats and Carbohydrates; References.
Chapter 4 FatsIntroduction; Triglycerides; Lipoproteins; Essential Fatty Acids; References; Chapter 5 Protein and Amino Acids; Introduction; Functions of Proteins; Dietary Protein; Protein Quality; Taurine; References; Chapter 6 Vitamins; Introduction; Fat Soluble Vitamins; Water Soluble Vitamins; Vitamin-like Substances; References; Chapter 7 Minerals; Introduction; Macrominerals; Microminerals; References; Chapter 8 Digestion and Absorption; Introduction; Digestive Tract; Bile Salts; Hormones in Digestion; Digestion after the Intestines; Large Intestine Digestion; References.
Chapter 9 Energy BalanceIntroduction; Units of Measure; Daily Energy Requirements; Resting Energy Requirements; Common Measurements of Energy; Energy Expenditure; Body Heat Production; Facultative Thermogenesis; Voluntary Oral Intake; Nutrient Composition; Estimated Energy Requirements; References; Further Reading; Chapter 10 Nutrition Calculations; Introduction; Units of Measure; Converting Units; Calculating Resting Energy Requirements (RER); Calculating Daily Energy Requirements (DER); Calculating Feeding Amounts; Converting Guaranteed Analysis to Energy Density.
Calculating Meals per Can/cup/bagCost of Feeding; Conclusion; Further Reading; Part 2 Nutritional Requirements of Dogs and Cats; Chapter 11 History and Regulation of Pet Foods; Introduction; Marketing of Pet Foods; Production of Pet Foods; Regulatory Agencies; Regulations; References; Chapter 12 Pet Food Labels; Introduction; Definition of Terms; Regulations; Principal Display Panel; Information Panel; References; Chapter 13 Nutrient Content of Pet Foods; Introduction; Laboratory Analysis; Calculation; Final Product Analysis; Digestibility; Feeding Trials; Food Comparisons.
Metabolizable EnergyReferences; Chapter 14 Types of Pet Foods; Introduction; Pet Food Library; Commercial Diets; Dry Pet Foods; Moist Pet Foods; Semi-moist Foods; Raw; Snacks and Treats; References; Chapter 15 Raw Food Diets: Fact versus Fiction; Introduction; Myth: Raw Food Diets Are Nutritionally Superior to Processed Diets, and Are ""What Nature Intended Dogs and Cats to Eat""; Myth: Domesticated Species Tolerate Bacterial Contamination in Food without Problems, Even If They Are Pediatric, Geriatric, or Critically Ill Animals; Raw Food Diets Improve the Health of the Pets.
Summary: Nutrition and Disease Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, Second Edition offers a thorough update and significant expansion of this easy-to-use introduction to veterinary nutrition and diet, with broader species coverage, a new section on nutritional management of disease, and many new chapters. Provides a complete reference to veterinary nutrition, from the fundamentals to feeding companion animals of any age and health status Adds information on nutrition in birds, small mammals, and horses to the existing dog and cat coverage Presents a new section on managing disease t.
Source of Description Note: Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.

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