UCD Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
Medical Nursing, Inpatient Care & Hospital Management (Small Animal)
Details of topics which are covered in lectures and practical classes or revised by students
Level of knowledge required
Year tau ht
Nutritionally induced diseases Diseases caused by poor nutritional management.
Diseases resulting from
deficiency or excess of dietary components: carbohydrate,
protein, fat, vitamins hypervitaminosis D,
imbalances of calcium and phosphorous, hyperparathyroidism, eclampsia, hypocalcaemia.
Routine feeding problems of small animals are taught in General Nursing, Yr 1
Dietary manipulation as part of treatment regimes for medical and surgical conditions. Kidney, GI, pancreas, heart, teeth, skin, brain/geriatric, hepatic
Clinical nutrition Dietary supplements, neutraceuticals, prebiotics and probiotics. Post-operative
Enteral feeding is taught in General Nursing, Yr 1. TPN is taught in 5.48. .
management of diet. preparations available.
Dry, semi-moist and moist diets (proprietary and home