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Nutrition of critically ill horses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19303553     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nutritional supplementation is becoming the standard of practice in equine medicine, although there are minimal data on nutritional support in critically ill horses and its association or effect on morbidity and mortality or length of hospital stay. Horses can be fed orally and when that is not possible, intravenously or parenterally. Enteral feeding is less expensive, more physiologic, improves immunity, and is easier and safer. This article reviews available information on the development of a nutritional plan for critically ill horses, and describes methods for and complications of enteral and parenteral feeding.
Elizabeth A Carr; Susan J Holcombe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1558-4224     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Clin. North Am. Equine Pract.     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-23     Completed Date:  2009-07-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511904     Medline TA:  Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-108, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed
Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Critical Illness / therapy*
Diet / veterinary
Dietary Fats
Dietary Proteins
Energy Intake
Enteral Nutrition / veterinary*
Horse Diseases / therapy*
Hyperlipidemias / prevention & control,  veterinary
Liver Failure / therapy,  veterinary
Nutritional Requirements
Parenteral Nutrition / veterinary*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats; 0/Dietary Proteins; 0/Vitamins

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