Nutritional Articles

Parental nutrition for horses with gastrointestinal disease: a retrospective study of 79 cases

Published: 2002-04-08

Authors:
Lopes, M.A.F. and N.A. White

Brief content of the article:
The authors studied the beneficial effect of parenteral nutrition on gastrointestinal disease in a retrospective study. Records of 79 treatment courses with gastrointestinal disease were used. Complications due to parental nutrition are discussed. The goal of the study was to evaluate the protocol adopted at the Marion Dupont Scott Equine Medical Center for parental nutrition in horses as well as the outcome, occurence of complications and treatment cost of PN.
Keywords: nutrition; inflammation; obstruction; gastro intestinal disease; energy; protein.

Reference:
Lopes, M.A.F. and N.A. White.2002. Parental nutrition for horses with gastrointestinal disease: a retrospective study of 79 cases. Equine Veterinary Journal 34: 250 – 257.

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