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Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment, Treatment and by Catherine McGowan, Lesley Goff

By Catherine McGowan, Lesley Goff

Animal Physiotherapy is an important reference advisor for physiotherapists trying to observe the confirmed advantages of physiotherapy to the therapy of better half and function animals. For veterinarians and others who paintings with animals, the publication studies the medical ideas in the back of the perform of physiotherapy, and what it may in achieving. For the physiotherapist this booklet presents crucial utilized history info on animal behaviour, food, biomechanics and workout body structure.

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Applied animal nutrition Bacterial contamination is a common problem when food is fed raw or incompletely cooked (Joffe & Schlesinger 2002). This not only presents a health risk for dogs and cats, but also for the people who formulate and mix the raw food. Exposure to bacteria and other potential pathogens can occur from handling raw meat or from crosscontamination of dishes and utensils used to prepare the food. It is therefore strongly recommended that only cooked food be fed to dogs and cats.

Importantly, this represents the ‘worst case scenario’ for levels of nutrients and does not reflect the exact or typical amounts of these nutrients. Alternatively, 16 Animal Physiotherapy a ‘typical analysis’ might be supplied, indicating the average of the nutrient levels calculated from several samples. Actual nutrient levels might be within 10% (above or below) the stated ‘typical’ level. Knowledge of the moisture content of pet foods is important for calculation of the dry matter content of individual nutrients.

This research suggests that reducing the level of starch, slowing feed intake and lowering the glycaemic index of the feed may help reduce the incidence of OCD in growing horses. 5 Feeding the performance horse One of the greatest challenges in equine feeding comes from meeting the very high energy demands of elite performance horses without compromising digestive function or producing colic, gastric ulceration or other disorders. In order to sustain athletic effort, the digestive system has to cope with a level of energy intake for which it was never designed.

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