ACVN Nutrition Notes

Clinical Insights

Nutrition and Wound Healing

Wound healing requires the body to have sufficient energy stores to rebuild tissue. Without these resources, the animal’s body begins to break down endogenous protein in an attempt to meet its needs for the “building blocks” of healing. A strategy to provide adequate nutrients should be created for every wound patient.

Guest Editorial
Now Is Not the Time

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in the United States for the past 2 or 3 years, you’ve likely heard about the push for veterinary wellness in our profession…

Role of Dietary Fatty Acids in Dogs & Cats
CE Article

The type of fatty acids fed to a patient, as well as the total amount of fatty acids in the diet, have the additional potential to improve or impair health. This review discusses basic properties of fatty acids; sources of essential fatty acids; therapeutic modifications of dietary fatty acids, fish oils, and other fatty acid supplements; and areas of caution in clinical practice when supplementing fatty acids.

Guest Editorial
Practicing Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine: Challenge or Opportunity?

Kirk J. Breuninger, VMD, MPH Banfield Pet Hospital As clinicians, we have the responsibility to practice veterinary medicine based on complete, objective, and up-to-date scientific evidence. But what happens when we do not have relevant evidence available to completely support our medical decision-making? The Example of Gonadectomy A specific example of this challenge is the …

Guest Editorial
Managing Obesity in People & Their Pets
A One Health Solution

  Michael J. Day, BSc, BVMS(Hons), PhD, DSc, FASM, FRCPath, FRCVS, Diplomate ECVP University of Bristol A recent analysis of global human obesity evaluated data from 19.2 million people in 200 countries over a 40-year period. In 1975, an estimated 3.2% of men and 6.4% of women were obese; however, by 2014, these statistics had …

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