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3 step process for nutritional assessment of animals Assess animal, Assess the diet, assess feeding practice
Adequate Diet 1. Complete-all required nutrients 2. Balanced- proper proportion 3. Digestible- nutrients are available to the animal 4. Acceptable- palatable
Nutrients 1. water 2. carbohydrates 3. lipids (fat) 4. proteins 5. vitamins 6. minerals
Goals in weight maintain optimal body conditioning score, Slow / prevent chronic disease, minimize/ improve clinical signs of present disease
In Big Dogs excessive calcium can cause skeletal disorders in large and giant breeds
Hyperplastic growth/ puberty onset increase in size and number of fat cells
Vet assistants cannot 1. Diagnose disease 2. Prescribe medication 3. Perform surgery
Why Restrain? 1. to control animal so it can receive medical attention 2. prevent animal from harming itself when being treated 3. to protect personnel
Cephalic (dog) front leg , medial
Jugular (dog) neck, straight line
Saphenous (dog) hind leg, lateral
Cephalic (feline) front leg, medial
Jugular (feline) neck, straight line
Saphenous (feline) hind leg, medial
Created by: mbely