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Veterinary experts share tips for the nutritional management of complex medical cases

Dr Jennifer Larsen and Dr Aarti Kathrani to discuss nutritional management of complex medical cases in free Purina Institute webinar

The Purina Institute will share the latest insights into the nutritional management of complex medical cases, in a free webinar on Wednesday 12 July.

It will be led by internationally recognised experts Aarti Kathrani, BVetMed, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM, Nutrition), FHEA, and Jennifer Larsen, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (Nutrition).

The presentation will focus on how veterinarians in general practice can manage nutritional recommendations for patients that have two or more health conditions with competing or overlapping nutritional needs.

The event, which counts for one hour of free CPD, will run from 12pm CDT (7pm CEST). Interested vets and vet nurses can sign up for the event at nes.tl/PIComorbiditiesWebinar2023.

During the webinar, Aarti and Jennifer will share practical insights into making effective clinical decisions when selecting diets for patients with multiple conditions and reflect on how this can support the management of these cases.

They will explore scenarios where the optimal diet for one condition may not be suitable for another concurrent condition.

The speakers will also address how nutrition and feeding management can be modified to ensure medication delivery without compromising therapeutic efficacy.

The webinar will also address the issue of pet owners seeking non-veterinary recommendations or relying on internet research for dietary advice.

With 78.6 percent of pet owners sourcing pet health information online and diet and nutrition one of the most commonly searched pet health topics, Aarti and Jennifer will equip veterinarians with the tools to effectively respond to pet owner requests, while also addressing the complex nutritional needs of their patients.

Dr Jennifer Larsen is professor of clinical nutrition at the University of California (Davis (UC Davis) School of Veterinary Medicine) and brings extensive expertise to the field as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. As chief of service at UC Davis, she provides clinical nutritional consulting through their Nutrition Support Service. Her research focuses on the clinical nutrition of dogs and cats, nutrient bioavailability and amino acid nutrition.

Dr Aarti Kathrani, diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, is a senior lecturer in small animal internal medicine at the Royal Veterinary College. Her wide-ranging publications and research interests include the therapeutic role of diet in canine and feline gastrointestinal disease.

“We’re delighted to be able to support vets in practice with this opportunity for high quality, free CPD,” states Daniel Rodes Moltó, Purina Institute.

“Attendees will have an unrivalled opportunity to draw on the specialist knowledge of Dr Jennifer Larsen and Dr Aarti Kathrani, along with the chance to ask questions about how nutrition can enhance the management of patients with comorbidities, ultimately improving their quality of life.”

All those interested are encouraged to sign up online.

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