Nutrition and disease management for veterinary technicians and nurses
Nutrition and disease management for veterinary technicians and nurses
2nd ed., 255 pages, 50 ill., John Wiley & Sons, June 2015
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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

Section 1: Basics of Nutrition

Chapter 1: Nutrients and Energy

Chapter 2: Water

Chapter 3: Carbohydrates

Chapter 4: Fats

Chapter 5: Protein and Amino Acids

Chapter 6: Vitamins

Chapter 7: Minerals

Chapter 8: Digestion and Absorption

Chapter 9: Energy Balance

Chapter 10: Nutrition Calculations

Section 2: Nutritional Requirements of Dogs and Cats

Chapter 11: History and Regulation of Pet Foods

Chapter 12: Pet Food Labels

Chapter 13: Nutrient Content of Pet Foods

Chapter 14: Types of Pet Foods

Chapter 15: Raw Food Diets: Fact versus Fiction

Chapter 16: Additives and Pet Food Preservatives

Chapter 17: Home-made Diets

Section 3: Feeding Management of Dogs and Cats

Chapter 18: Feeding Regimens for Dogs and Cats

Chapter 19: Body Condition Scoring

Chapter 20: Pregnancy and Lactation in Dogs

Chapter 21: Pregnancy and Lactation in Cats

Chapter 22: Neonatal Puppies and Kittens

Chapter 23: Growth in Dogs

Chapter 24: Growth in Cats

Chapter 25: Adult Maintenance in Dogs

Chapter 26: Adult Maintenance in Cats

Chapter 27: Feeding the Healthy Geriatric Dog and Cat

Chapter 28: Performance and Dogs

Chapter 29: Nutritional Requirements of Cats

Chapter 30: Nutrition Myths

Chapter 31: Nutritional Support

Chapter 32: Assisted Feeding in Dogs and Cats

Section 4: Nutritional Management of Disease

Chapter 33: Gastrointestinal Disorders

Chapter 34: Hepatic Disease

Chapter 35: Weight Management

Chapter 36: Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Chapter 37: Dermatology

Chapter 38: Endocrinology

Chapter 39: Cancer

Chapter 40: Refeeding Syndrome

Chapter 41: Cardiac Disease

Chapter 42: Musculoskeletal

Section 5: Feeding Management of Other Species

Chapter 43: Avian

Chapter 44: Small Mammals

Chapter 45: Equine

Ann Wortinger, BIS, LVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM, Nutrition) is Hospital Administrator for Affiliated Veterinary Emergency Service PC in Allen Park, Michigan, USA.


Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), is President of the Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians. Ms. Burns teaches nutrition courses through VSPN and VetMedTeam and is an independent nutritional consultant.

Item Code: INFER110
ISBN: 9781118509272
Weigth: 900 g
Species: Dog/Cat
Discipline: Veterinary technicians
VAT: VAT Exempt