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Therapeutics: nutrients

Contributor(s): Tad Coles, Alison Jones, Lauren Trepanier, Marge Chandler

Introduction

  • This section covers the nutrients which are used for therapeutic purposes in amounts generally greater than that required to meet daily nutritional requirements.
  • Information on the use of amino acid solutions, glucose, lipids, some of the minerals/electrolytes, some of the water soluble B vitamins and vitamin C, and the lipid soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K is provided.  
  • Parenteral nutrition and therapeutic clinical diets (eg diets for renal disease) are covered in separate topics.

Amino acid infusions

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Glucose (Dextrose)

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Lipid infusions

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Minerals

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Vitamins

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Becker M D, Young B C (2017) Treatment of severe lipophilic intoxications with intravenous lipid emulsion: a case series (2011–2014). Vet Med (Auckl) 8, 77-85 PubMed.
  • Toresson L, Steiner J M, Olmedal G et al (2017) Oral cobalamin supplementation in cats with hypocobalaminaemia: a retrospective study. J Feline Med Surg 19(12), 1302-1306  PubMed.  
  • Peacock R E, Hosgood G, Swindells K L, Smart L (2015) A randomized, controlled clinical trial of intravenous lipid emulsion as an adjunctive treatment for permethrin toxicosis in cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 25(5), 597-605 PubMed.   

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary 2020. Editor: Fergus Allerton. 10th Edition, Part A: Canine and Feline. British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Quedgeley, Gloucester, UK. 
  • VIN Veterinary Drug Handbook, June 2017. https://www.vin.com/ accessed 6 June 20.


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