Nutrition and Feeding Plans

$269.95inc GST

Professional Development Course

AVNAT Registration Points: 5

Non-Accredited

Intermediate Level: This course is useful for those with at least one year of clinical experience, and those more experienced nurses wanting to expand their knowledge.

Correct nutrition is not only vital for the patients we nurse and the animals we care for, but advising owners on correct nutrition for their pets is often a daily occurrence for Veterinary Nurses. This short course will ensure you understand digestion, how to feed for particular life stages and styles, how to read pet food labels and diseases that are influenced or managed by nutrition. We’ll show you how to calculate energy requirements and devise feeding plans, both for hospitalised patients and when advising owners/ You’ll also learn how to factor in species-specific behaviour and environmental differences when deciding when and how to feed an animal.

This course focuses on companion animals but also covers reptiles, amphibians, wildlife and some large animals.

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This course has been accredited for 5 points under the AVNAT Scheme.

What topics will we cover?

  • TOPIC 1 – Consumption Classification
  • TOPIC 2 –Life stages and Lifestyles
  • TOPIC 3 – The Importance of Nutrition
  • TOPIC 4 – Essential Nutrients & Energy
  • TOPIC 5- Energy Requirements
  • TOPIC 6 – Pet Food Types
  • TOPIC 7 – Understanding Pet Food Labels
  • TOPIC 8 – Feeding Behaviour
  • TOPIC 9 – Nutritional Assessment and Plans
  • TOPIC 10 – Obesity & Body Condition Scores
  • TOPIC 11 – Presenting Food, Appetite Stimulation and Food Aversion
  • TOPIC 12 – Monitoring & Recording Intakes
  • TOPIC 13 – Nutritional Diseases
  • TOPIC 14 – Clinical Nutrition
  • TOPIC 15 – Managing Diseases with Nutrition
  • TOPIC 16 – Safe Food Handling & Storage
  • TOPIC 17 – Basic Equine Nutrition & Other Large Animals
  • TOPIC 18 – Rabbits & Other Pocket Pets
  • TOPIC 19 – Avian Nutrition
  • TOPIC 20 – Reptile and Amphibian Nutrition
  • TOPIC 21 – Wildlife Nutrition