Course Title: Non-Energy Yielding Nutrients - 303
Instructor: Susan Dillon, Dip.NS., Dip. C.N., Dip.ACBS., Dip.CFNA.
This course is an extensive investigation into the non-energy yielding nutrients.
Section one explores minerals. It looks at the functions of minerals, the interactions of minerals, and sources of where those minerals can be found.
Section two explores vitamins. The student will examine the functions of some of the vitamins, sources for those vitamins, and the effects of deficiencies and excesses.
Section three looks at the importance of water. Why is water so important, how a dog loses water, and are all waters equal in their nutritional value?
Students should emerge from this course with able to analyze and discuss the following topic areas:
- functions and availability of minerals
- macrominerals, microminerals and trace minerals
- differences between minerals and vitamins
- characteristics of vitamins
- differences between vitamins and vitamin-like substances
- functions of water
- factors that affect water requirements
- Small Animal Clinical Nutrition 5th Edition by Hand. (Enrolled students are eligible for a significant discount that comes to approximately $50 on this book through the Mark Morris Institute. Students can request a discount code from their instructor for this.)
301 & 302