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Nutrition and Disease Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, 2nd Edition



Nutrition and Disease Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, 2nd Edition

Ann Wortinger, Kara Burns

ISBN: 978-1-118-81086-6 June 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 272 Pages


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 through nutrition, with 10 new disease chapters
• Offers additional new chapters on nutritional calculations, types of pet foods, raw food diets, additives and preservatives, nutrition myths, nutritional support, and assisted feeding
• Includes access to a companion website with case studies, review questions and answers, and the figures from the book in PowerPoint

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Preface vii

Acknowledgements ix

About the Companion Website xi

Section 1: Basics of Nutrition

1 Nutrients and Energy 3

2 Water 9

3 Carbohydrates 12

4 Fats 16

5 Protein and Amino Acids 20

6 Vitamins 24

7 Minerals 33

8 Digestion and Absorption 38

9 Energy Balance 42

10 Nutrition Calculations 48

Section 2: Nutritional Requirements of Dogs and Cats

11 History and Regulation of Pet Foods 55

12 Pet Food Labels 59

13 Nutrient Content of Pet Foods 65

14 Types of Pet Foods 71

15 Raw Food Diets: Fact versus Fiction 76

16 Additives and Pet Food Preservatives 80

17 Homemade Diets 85

Section 3: Feeding Management of Dogs and Cats

18 Feeding Regimens for Dogs and Cats 93

19 Body Condition Scoring 99

20 Pregnancy and Lactation in Dogs 103

21 Pregnancy and Lactation in Cats 107

22 Neonatal Puppies and Kittens 110

23 Growth in Dogs 113

24 Growth in Cats 118

25 Adult Maintenance in Dogs 121

26 Adult Maintenance in Cats 124

27 Feeding the Healthy Geriatric Dog and Cat 128

28 Performance and Dogs 133

29 Nutritional Requirements of Cats 139

30 Nutrition Myths 144

31 Nutritional Support 149

32 Assisted Feeding in Dogs and Cats 157

Section 4: Nutritional Management of Disease

33 Nutritional Management of Gastrointestinal Disorders 169

34 Hepatic Disease 175

35 Weight Management 179

36 Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease 186

37 Dermatology 192

38 Endocrinology 197

39 Cancer 202

40 Refeeding Syndrome 208

41 Cardiac Disease 212

42 Musculoskeletal 217

Section 5: Feeding Management of Other Species

43 Avian 227

44 Small Pet Mammals 234

45 Equine 240

Index 247

“The second edition of Nutrition and Disease Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nursesis a comprehensive, easy-to-use reference for veterinary technicians in clinical practice. . . This reasonably priced book is available in paperback and e-book formats and includes access to a companion website that was not yet available at the time of this review.”  (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 December 2015)

“From a nursing point of view, this book would be a welcome addition to any practice library. It is clear and concise and contains useful information on feeding and nutrition.”  (Veterinary Record, 1 December 2015)

“Critique: An ideal and comprehensive introduction for veterinary studies, with a great deal of enduring value as a professional reference for practicing veterinarians and veterinary clinic staff members, "Nutrition and Disease Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses" is impressively well organized and thoroughly 'reader friendly'. "Nutrition and Disease Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses" should be considered an essential addition to professional and academic Veterinarian Studies instructional reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.”  (Midwest Book Review, 1 July 2015)