VT 208 : Animal Nutrition

Transcript title

Animal Nutrition

Credits

2

Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total

20

Lecture hours

20

Prerequisites

VT 200, VT 201, VT 203, VT 209 and VT 212.

Corequisites

VT 202, VT 204, VT 206.

Description

Covers the basic principles of nutrition, the development of nutrition protocols based on the life stage and health status of the patient, and explores special prescription diets used in veterinary medicine.

Learning outcomes

1. Calculate energy and nutrient requirements based on life stage and health status of the patient.
2. Explain the potential benefits and toxicities of nutritional supplements.
3. Develop nutrition protocols for hospital patients and clientele.
4. Compare and contrast therapeutic diet options.
5. Explain the nutritional care of newborns.

Content outline

Introduction, Nutrients, Water
Macronutrients
Micronutrients
Feed Analysis/Energy
Energy/Body Condition Scoring/Energy Requirements
Pet Food/AAFCO Requirements
Pet Food Labels/Types of Pet Foods
Feeding Dogs
Feeding Cats
Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Veterinary Prescription Diets

Required materials

Course pack.

Grading methods

Grades may be determined by nutrition case studies/research project, homework, quizzes, and exams.

Outside of
expected

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