Parenteral nutrition in the mature horse

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Summary: Parenteral nutrition is an important component of the management of critically ill horses unable or unwilling to eat. It provides dextrose, amino acids, vitamins and minerals and, in some cases, lipids for nutritional support until enteral nutrition can be reinstituted. It can also be used as a supplement to enteral nutrition, where horses are not ingesting at least 80% of digestible energy (resting) requirements for more than 2-3 days. This review discusses the indications, applications, monitoring and complications of parenteral nutrition in mature horses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-371
Number of pages8
JournalEquine Veterinary Education
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2010


  • Calorie
  • Critical illness
  • Horse
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Protein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine


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