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UCD Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Medical Nursing, Inpatient Care & Hospital Management (Small Animal)

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Details of topics which are covered in lectures and practical classes or revised by students

Level of knowledge required

Year tau ht

Notes

5.50

Nutrition

Nutritionally induced diseases Diseases caused by poor nutritional management.

Diseases resulting from

deficiency or excess of dietary components: carbohydrate,

and

minerals.

Taurine

deficiency,

hypervitaminosis

A,

protein, fat, vitamins hypervitaminosis D,

imbalances of calcium and phosphorous, hyperparathyroidism, eclampsia, hypocalcaemia.

nutritional

secondary

Good

2

Routine feeding problems of small animals are taught in General Nursing, Yr 1

5.51

5.52

Nutrition

Nutrition

Clinical nutrition

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

Good

Good

2

2

Enteral feeding is taught in General Nursing, Yr 1. TPN is taught in 5.48. .

management of diet. preparations available.

Feeding

the

patient

in

intensive

care.

Different

Dry, semi-moist and moist diets (proprietary and home

made).

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