Nutrition for critical gastrointestinal illness: Feeding horses with diarrhea or colic

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Abstract

Horses with GI diseases such as colic and diarrhea are often intolerant of adequate enteral nutrition. Nutritional intervention should be an early part of therapeutic management in such cases. Protein and energy malnutrition in critically ill horses can have deleterious effects, including poor wound or incisional healing, reduced immunity, and weight loss. Early enteral or parenteral support should be provided to supply resting DE requirements in the equine ICU.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)617-644
Number of pages28
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

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  • veterinary(all)

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