NUTR001-0413: Felines - Obligate Carnivores
Enrollment is closed.
INSTRUCTOR(S): Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN
April 2-19, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Tuesday, April 9, 2013; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
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Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
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*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
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one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians actively
interested in learning more about felines as obligate carnivores.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
This course will review normal anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of cats as carnivores.
We will review how these characteristics apply to feeding cats in health.
Additionally, we will discuss several nutritional controversies in feeding cats such as carbohydrates.
This course consists of one (1) 2-hour Real Time Session, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Describe feline anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry related to nutritional requirements
- Outline unique nutritional requirements of cats as carnivores
- Compare and contrast the pros and cons of feeding carbohydrates to cats and feeding raw food diets
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructors:
Dr. Joe Bartges
is a Professor of Medicine and Nutrition and holds the
Acree Endowed Chair of Small Animal Research. He is board certified in the American
College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Nutrition.
He has spoken at more than 180 meetings; has published more than 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts,
review articles, scientific abstracts, and textbook chapters; and is the principle editor
of Nephrology and Urology of Small Animals
with Dr. David Polzin
released in January 2012. He is a member of the editorial boards of 5 veterinary journals.
(Real Time Session April 9):
Felines as Obligate Carnivores
CE CREDITS: 2
- What makes cats carnivores?
- Nutritional requirements of cats in health
- Controversies of nutrition related to cats as carnivores
- Cats and carbohydrates
- Raw and home-made diets
Free - Only VIN and VSPN members may enroll
Non-members and veterinary students are not eligible to enroll in this course.
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the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first
Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a
weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.
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