Semester: 8 / Spring
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 15 hours
Field of study: Veterinary Medicine
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: Anatomy, physiology, biochemist, pathophysiology, dogs and cats nutrition, clinical diagnostics.
Contact person: dr Agnieszka Kurosad;
Short description: The aim of the course is to acquaint student with veterinary dietetics and possibilities to use it in practice. During the course they are learned about the diet influences (role of nutrient) or diet support of pharmacological therapy of certain diseases.
Full description: General rules of sick animals (dogs and cats) feeding and the function of main nutrient. Type of diet. Diet in certain diseases.
Bibliography: 1. Hand. M.S. et al.: Small Animal Nutrition, 4th ed. Mark Morris Institute. Topeka. Kansas. 2000 2. Pibot P. et al.: Encyclopedia of Canine Clinical Nutrition. Aniwa SAS, Royal Canin. Paris. France. 2006 3. Pibot P. et al.: Encyclopedia of Feline Clinical Nutriton. Aniwa SAS, Royal Canin. Paris. France. 2008 4. Case L. et al.: Canine and Feline Nutrition. Mosby Elsevier. USA. 2011 5. Nutritional Research Council of the National Academies: Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats. The National Academic Press. Washington D.C. 2006 6. Lecoindre P.: Canine and Feline Gastroenterology. Nestle Purina. Wolters Kluwer. France. 2010
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: - describes the type of commercial product and diets for dogs and cats - analyzes the nutritional requirements of healthy dogs and cats and in specific diseases - ndicates the characteristic features of various type of vet diet and shows theirs use - describe the home-made and commercial diets - indentify the supplements, used in prophylaxis and treatment of chosen dogs and cats diseases Skills: - defines the essential nutrients of vet diets - independently carried out the dietary course for a specific diagnosis - determine the necessary preventive and medicinal dietary supplements - estimates the daily doses of commercial and home-made diets consistent with the current needs of the animal Social competences: - sets out the diet as an adjunct treatment and prevention of diseases of dogs and cats
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: The rating obtained for the classes of 50% and an assessment of credit obtained from the lectures 50% - credit.

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