• Medical

The Waltham Book of Companion Animal Nutrition


Author: I. H. Burger
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 136
View: 5861
The Waltham Book of Dog & Cat Nutrition appeared in 1982 & a second edition was published six years later. The Waltham Book of Companion Animal Nutrition now embraces birds, ornamental fish & horses, in addition to completely rewritten & updated chapters on dog & cat nutrition. This book presents the greatly increased body of knowledge in the area in an accessible, readable way. Now that the science of nutrition has moved much more into the professional & general consciousness, it is of the utmost importance that a standard work is available which crystallises all the key points on the subject. The Waltham Book of Companion Animal Nutrition does this to the highest standard.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Waltham Book of Clinical Nutrition of the Dog and Cat


Author: Josephine Wills,Kenneth W. Simpson
Publisher: Pergamon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 472
View: 3685
Clinical nutrition concerns the interaction between nutrition and disease. This encompasses both nutritional disorders, including problems in feeding behaviour, and the role of nutritional management in a variety of conditions.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Waltham Book of Human-Animal Interaction

Benefits and Responsibilities of Pet Ownership
Author: I. Robinson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483280098
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 162
View: 5346
The Waltham Book of Human-Animal Interaction: Benefits and Responsibilities of Pet Ownership discusses the scientific study of the relationship between man and animals, focusing on the behavior of companion animals, and how humans and animals affect each other's behavior. This first half of this book discusses research on benefits that have been found to accumulate from associations with animals, and the role of animals in care and therapy program. The responsibilities toward the animals kept, and how to enhance their care and welfare are considered in the next chapters. The human response to pet loss is also elaborated. This publication is beneficial to veterinary students and individuals concerned with the study of human-animal interactions.

    • Medical

Nutrition of the Dog and Cat

Waltham Symposium Number 7
Author: I. H. Burger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521330190
Category: Medical
Page: 417
View: 5930
Very Good,No Highlights or Markup,all pages are intact.

    • Medical

Companion Animal Nutrition


Author: Nicola Ackerman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 075068898X
Category: Medical
Page: 223
View: 4838
Directed primarily towards professionals outside of the United States, this text applies theory-based knowledge to everyday veterinary practice through the use of case studies and clinical examples.

    • Medical

The APBC Book of Companion Animal Behaviour


Author: Sarah Heath,Rosie Barclay,Julie Bedford
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 028564341X
Category: Medical
Page: 320
View: 3075
The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors has been established for almost thirty years to study why pets act as they do. The APBC’s experience and understanding of this new, and developing, science of ethology is the basis for this book. Experienced animal behaviour counsellors provide the most up-to-date account of the science of animal psychology in the relationship between a pet and its owner, while providing a practical approach for veterinarians who treat small animals. Dogs, cats and rabbits are the animals most commonly treated for behavioural problems and the book focuses on the problems that affect these companion animals. Exploring the psychology of a pet’s relationship with its owner, and with each other, leading writers from Julie Bedford and Anne McBride to Inga MacKellar identify the problems all vets will be asked about and provide practical solutions to them. Groundbreaking essays on problem behaviour look at how learning and emotional response governs animal behaviour while outlining the best way to understand: The foundations of canine behaviour, How pets and children interact, How to rehabilitate rescue dogs and cats, Rage Syndrome in dogs Bringing together a variety of expert opinions and the most up-to-date research The APBC Book of Companion Animal Behaviour will help resolve a cat’s anti-social behaviour and explain why a dog acts like its wild wolf ancestors.

    • Nature

Principles of Companion Animal Nutrition


Author: John P. McNamara
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132706704
Category: Nature
Page: 294
View: 2298
Principles of Companion Animal Nutrition, Second Edition, covers basic biological principles and day-to-day practices of pet nutrition in a scientifically accurate, yet easy-to-read, format. Practical applications throughout the text help students make a direct connection between the daily practice of animal nutrition and the underlying biological processes and research that support those practices. Ample illustrations and real-world applications make difficult concepts easy to understand for students and bring to life the role of scientific research in improving the nutrition and health of companion animals.

    • Medical

Canine and Feline Nutrition

A Resource for Companion Animal Professionals
Author: Linda P. Case,Leighann Daristotle,Michael G. Hayek,Melody Foess Raasch
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780323066198
Category: Medical
Page: 562
View: 2945
How well can you answer pet owners' questions about proper diet and feeding? Canine and Feline Nutrition, 3rd Edition describes the role of nutrition and its effects upon health and wellness and the dietary management of various disorders of dogs and cats. By using the book's cutting-edge research and clinical nutrition information, you'll be able to make recommendations of appropriate pet food and proper feeding guidelines. Pet nutrition experts Linda P. Case, MS, Leighann Daristotle, DVM, PhD, Michael G. Hayek, PhD, and Melody Foess Raasch, DVM, provide complete, head-to-tail coverage and a broad scope of knowledge, so you can help dog and cat owners make sound nutrition and feeding choices to promote their pets' health to prolong their lives. Tables and boxes provide quick reference to the most important clinical information. Key points summarize essential information at a glance. A useful Nutritional Myths and Feeding Practices chapter dispels and corrects common food myths. New clinical information covers a wide range of emerging nutrition topics including the role of the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid families in pet health and disease management. Coverage of pet food safety and pet food ingredients includes both commercially and home-prepared foods and provides answers to pet owners' questions on these topics. Completely updated content reflects the latest findings in clinical nutrition research. Information regarding functional ingredients and dietary supplementation provides a scientifically based rationale for recommending or advising against dietary supplements. Guidelines for understanding pet food formulations and health claims differentiate between "market-speak" and actual clinical benefits for patients, with practice advice for evaluating and selecting appropriate foods.

    • Technology & Engineering

Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats


Author: Committee on Animal Nutrition,Subcommittee on Dog and Cat Nutrition,National Research Council,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309086288
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 424
View: 5855
Updating recommendations last made by the National Research Council in the mid-1980s, this report provides nutrient recommendations based on physical activity and stage in life, major factors that influence nutrient needs. It looks at how nutrients are metabolized in the bodies of dogs and cats, indications of nutrient deficiency, and diseases related to poor nutrition. The report provides a valuable resource for industry professionals formulating diets, scientists setting research agendas, government officials developing regulations for pet food labeling, and as a university textbook for dog and cat nutrition. It can also guide pet owners feeding decisions for their pets with information on specific nutrient needs, characteristics of different types of pet foods, and factors to consider when feeding cats and dogs.

    • Science

The Social Neuroscience of Human-animal Interaction


Author: Lisa S. Freund,Sandra McCune,Layla Esposito,Nancy R. Gee,Peggy D. McCardle
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
ISBN: 9781433821769
Category: Science
Page: 271
View: 1756
Our relationships with animals, as anyone with a beloved dog or cat knows, can be among the most significant in our lives. But why are we so attached to our pets? What kind of health, developmental, and psychological impacts do animals have on us? And what practical benefits -- for animals and humans alike -- can be gained from a deeper understanding of human-animal interactions? In this volume, a cross-disciplinary group of authors that includes behavioral psychologists, neuroscientists, geneticists, ethicists and veterinarians seek to understand human-animal interactions by applying research in the neurobiology and genetics that underlie human social functioning. Chapters describe the concepts and methodologies that social neuroscientists use to understand human social relationships, functioning, and the social bases of cognition, and apply these to understanding the role of animals in our lives. Authors present evolutionary and developmental perspectives, and weigh the implications of human-animal interactions research for animal welfare. Clinical applications include animal-assisted therapies for people with disabilities, acute or chronic health conditions, and social or emotional difficulties. Clear and accessible, this book is intended for a broad readership that includes clinicians, teachers, and anyone interested in how and why animals affect us the way they do.

    • Pets

Dog Sense

How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet
Author: John Bradshaw
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465031633
Category: Pets
Page: 352
View: 1007
Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither--and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs. Renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw has made a career of studying human-animal interactions, and in Dog Sense he uses the latest scientific research to show how humans can live in harmony with--not just dominion over-- their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.

    • Medical

How Animals Affect Us

Examining the Influence of Human-animal Interaction on Child Development and Human Health
Author: Peggy D. McCardle
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433808654
Category: Medical
Page: 228
View: 6189
This book launches a new field of inquiry by presenting robust scientific research to deepen our understanding of the impact of human animal interaction. It also shows a solid evidence base for practice in the therapeutic use of animals- from guide dogs and assistance animals to the inclusion of animals during psychotherapy. -- Publisher description

    • Medical

Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition


Author: Andrea J. Fascetti,Sean J. Delaney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0813806577
Category: Medical
Page: 388
View: 1340
"Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition" provides current, clinically relevant nutritional advice intended for use in daily canine and feline practice. Highly practical, the book emphasizes solutions for integrating nutrition into clinical practice, with introductory chapters covering the foundation and science behind the recommendations and extensive references for further reading. Written by a group of leading veterinary nutritionists, "Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition" is a valuable resource on the principles of animal nutrition and feeding practices in healthy or diseased dogs and cats. The book begins with an overview of basic nutrition, energy requirements, and the basics of product guides, pet foods, home-prepared diets and dietary supplements. Subsequent chapters delve into feeding the healthy dog and cat, nutrition for weight management, and nutritional principles for a variety of diseases, with the final chapters covering enteral and parenteral nutrition. "Applied Veterinary Clinical Nutrition" is a daily reference for veterinary practitioners, students, and residents seeking authoritative information on feeding animals. Key features Supplies authoritative information from the leading veterinary nutritionists Offers practical strategies for incorporating nutritional principles into daily clinical small animal practice Provides a reliable resource on feeding practices in both healthy and diseased dogs and cats Covers basic background information such as energy requirements and pet food choices as well as clinically oriented topics like weight management and nutritional management of disease Helps veterinary practitioners of all experience levels to confidently and competently make nutritional recommendations

    • Science

Polyphenols in Human Health and Disease


Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy,Sherma Zibadi
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012398467X
Category: Science
Page: 1488
View: 6913
Polyphenols in Human Health and Disease documents antioxidant actions of polyphenols in protection of cells and cell organelles, critical for understanding their health-promoting actions to help the dietary supplement industry. The book begins by describing the fundamentals of absorption, metabolism and bioavailability of polyphenols, as well as the effect of microbes on polyphenol structure and function and toxicity. It then examines the role of polyphenols in the treatment of chronic disease, including vascular and cardiac health, obesity and diabetes therapy, cancer treatment and prevention, and more. Explores neuronal protection by polyphenol metabolites and their application to medical care Defines modulation of enzyme actions to help researchers see and study polyphenols’ mechanisms of action, leading to clinical applications Includes insights on polyphenols in brain and neurological functions to apply them to the wide range of aging diseases

    • Health & Fitness

Companion Animals in Human Health


Author: Cindy C. Wilson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761910626
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 310
View: 6706
This book sets out to examine how animals affect their companion humans' quality of life. The contributors address human animal interaction (HAI) according to the elements that define quality of life: physical; mental/emotional and social health; functional health; and general well-being. The book will be required reading for all health and social science professionals caring for clients who already have companion animals or for clients who might benefit from such interaction.

    • Medical

Companion Animal Economics

The Economic Impact of Companion Animals in the UK
Author: Sophie Hall,Luke Dolling,Katie Bristow,Ted Fuller,Daniel S Mills
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1786391724
Category: Medical
Page: 92
View: 3426
Succinct, highly readable and thought provoking, this important new text is designed to raise awareness of the potential economic impact of companion animals in the UK. It discusses the potential benefits and costs of companion animals to the economy and highlights the need for this matter to be thoroughly researched, given the potential scale of impact and the potential costs of ignoring this matter. Inspired by the seminal Council for Science and Society (CSS) Report, Companion Animals in Society (1988), this work updates and extends its evaluation of the economic impact of companion animals on society and lays a benchmark for future development. This pivotal new book is important for policy makers at national and international levels and all those involved in animal welfare.

    • Games & Activities

Holistic Game Development with Unity

An All-in-One Guide to Implementing Game Mechanics, Art, Design and Programming
Author: Penny de Byl
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317497236
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 472
View: 2313
Master game design and digital art principles simultaneously with this all-in-one guide to creating games in the cutting-edge game engine Unity 5. Bursting with images and tutorials, Penny de Byl’s Holistic Game Development with Unity will help the reader gain the multidisciplinary skills needed to succeed in the independent game industry. Holistic Game Development includes new coverage on Augmented Reality, Networking and Virtual Reality such as the Oculus Rift. Supplementary material, including instructional videos, discussion forms and art assets are provided in the companion website located at www.holistic3d.com. Learn to combine the beauty of art and the functionality of programming in de Byl’s second edition for Unity game development.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Waltham Book of Human-Animal Interaction

Benefits and Responsibilities of Pet Ownership
Author: I. Robinson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483280098
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 162
View: 1010
The Waltham Book of Human-Animal Interaction: Benefits and Responsibilities of Pet Ownership discusses the scientific study of the relationship between man and animals, focusing on the behavior of companion animals, and how humans and animals affect each other's behavior. This first half of this book discusses research on benefits that have been found to accumulate from associations with animals, and the role of animals in care and therapy program. The responsibilities toward the animals kept, and how to enhance their care and welfare are considered in the next chapters. The human response to pet loss is also elaborated. This publication is beneficial to veterinary students and individuals concerned with the study of human-animal interactions.

    • Psychology

How Animals Help Students Learn

Research and Practice for Educators and Mental-Health Professionals
Author: Nancy R. Gee,Aubrey H. Fine,Peggy McCardle
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317217489
Category: Psychology
Page: 228
View: 9577
How Animals Help Students Learn summarizes what we know about the impact of animals in education and synthesizes the thinking of prominent leaders in research and practice. It’s a much-needed resource for mental-health and education professionals interested in incorporating animals in school-based environments, one that evaluates the efficacy of existing programs and helps move the field toward evidence-based practice. Experts from around the world provide concrete examples of how animals have been successfully incorporated into classroom settings to achieve the highest level of benefit while also ensuring the health and welfare of the students and animals involved.