Hospital nutrition

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Providing nutrition for hospitalized patients can be challenging; however, it is of the utmost importance for their health and recovery. Veterinary professionals need to prevent malnutrition as well as feed patients nutritious diets suited to their requirements. (Last updated: August 2023).

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Figure 1 An example of a form for calculating energy requirements and quantities of food. BCS = body condition score; MCS = muscle condition score. (Courtesy of the University of Liverpool, Small Animal Teaching Hospital)


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