Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Therapeutics: nutrients

Contributor(s): 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.
  • Lyons B M, Poppenga R H, Thawley V J, Waddell L S (2019) Successful Management of Severe Bromethalin Toxicosis in a Dog. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 55(5), e55502 PubMed.
  • Kormpou F, O’Sullivan A, Troth L Adamantos S (2018) Use of Intravenous Lipid Emulsion in Dogs With Suspected Tremorgenic Mycotoxicosis: 53 Cases. Veterinary Evidence 3(2), 1-8. [166] doi.org/10.18849/ve.v3i2.166
  • Toresson L, Steiner J M,  Razdan P et al (2018) Comparison of efficacy of oral and parenteral cobalamin supplementation in normalising low cobalamin concentrations in dogs: A randomised controlled study. Vet J 232, 27-32 PubMed.  
  • Toresson L, Steiner J M, Suchodolski J S et al (2016) Oral Cobalamin Supplementation in Dogs with Chronic Enteropathies and Hypocobalaminemia. J Vet Intern Med 30(1), 101-107 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 2020.


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