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Advances In Nutrition

Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD

8 months ago
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Date: Monday 16th September, 2024 - Friday 11th October, 2024
Start time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 10 hour(s)
Cost: £205

Week 1 - Diabetes Mellitus

In this first week, we will be looking at diabetic cats and dogs and how nutrition plays a very large role in stabilisation of blood glucose. In dogs, we will look at how manipulation of different types of fibre can influence it. Cats are completely different when it comes to diabetes, not just in what to feed them. We will look at low carbohydrate, higher fat and protein diets, and how these can be used for obesity control and aid with the diabetes

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Understand how diets for dogs and cats differ for diabetic patients
Explain how specific nutrients affect metabolism and insulin requirements
Establish safe weight loss in the diabetic cat


Week 2 - Cardiac Disease

In the second week, we will look at the ACVIM consensus statement and how we can build this into nutrition for dogs. We will look at the recent evidence for cardiac diets and how the heart cells have been shown to respond to different energy sources. We will also look at the evidence surrounding those dogs that are developing DCM on grain free diets

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Understand the nutritional requirements for the cardiac patient
Describe how to prevent cardiac cachexia
Understand the issues with fad diets and DCM


Week 3 - Hepatic Disease

Hepatic disease in cats and dogs can be very complex depending on the cause. We will look at the feeding of puppies with portosystemic shunts and why we use diets with specific nutrients. We will then discuss those animals with raised liver parameters and how we can help them, using diets and supplements

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Understand how certain nutrients can exacerbate the clinical signs of portosystemic shunts
Explain how supplements can be used in animals with liver disease
Describe the nutrient requirements of cats and dogs with liver disease


Week 4 - Dermatological Diets

In this last week, we will look at all the different diets that are available for dogs and cats that have dermatological issues. We will investigate nutrigenomic diets, novel protein diets and hydrolysed diets and discuss when to use each one

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Understand the difference between diets aimed at animals with dermatological issues
Conduct feeding trials for dermatological cases
Explain how supplements can be used to improve skin conditions


Tutor: Nicola Lakeman
Date: 16th Sept - 11th Oct 2024
Cost: £205 +vat
Length: 4 weeks
CPD: 10 hours
Level: Intermediate

Who is it for?

Veterinary Nurses

The Speakers

Nicola Lakeman MSc, BSc (Hons), Cert SAN, Cert ECC, VTS (Nutrition), A1 V1 C-SQP Hons, RVN. Nutrition Manager, IVC Evidensia

The Venue

Online

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

10 hours

Registration and Booking

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