Nutrition support will improve patient outcomes!
Nutrition support is often overlooked or delayed in the management of acutely unwell or hospitalised cats and dogs, as medical and surgical treatments take priority. This presentation outlines the importance of early nutritional assessment and intervention in the management of sick cats and dogs, and offers practical solutions to the provision of nutrition support for the at-risk patient. It covers the reasons why early nutrition support can improve patient outcomes, and simple guidelines to assess the nutritional status of patients. Different feeding methods will be discussed, and case studies will be used to demonstrate the appropriate choice of feeding for particular cases.
In case you have missed this webinar, you have the opportunity to watch a recorded version here.
This webinar qualifies for one (1) hour of continuing education.
Dr. Stefanie Handl, Dipl. ECVCN
Stefanie Handl graduated in 2002 from the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. She received her doctorate degree in 2005 and started working as post-doc researcher at the Institute of Animal Nutrition at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. She spent 1.5 years at the Gastrointestinal Laboratory at Texas A&M University and completed her Residency from the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition in 2011. In 2013, she opened “Futterambulanz”, a nutritionist practice for small animals in Vienna. Besides, she is lecturer at the Vetmeduni Vienna and co-editor in chief of the Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition.