Emerging topics in nutrition: See latest research in JAVMA

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Don’t miss this special supplemental issue

Watch your mailbox for the December issue of JAVMA, which includes a special supplemental issue addressing emerging and practical topics in nutrition for both large and small animals.

Emerging Topics in Nutrition is already available online and is packed with novel and practical learnings that will enhance your clinical practice for both small and large animals. The supplement’s guest editors, veterinary nutritionists Dr. Teresa A. Burns and Dr. Valerie J. Parker, recruited a combination of groundbreaking original research and narrative reviews on topics that show the importance of nutrition to veterinary medicine.

What can you expect to find? 

The supplement delivers practical research findings and other information you can put to use in your practice. Here are a few examples:

  • Concerns about antimicrobial resistance have resulted in changes to federal regulations and recommendations governing the use of antimicrobial drugs in food animals. Get clarification of regulatory changes related to the Veterinary Feed Directive, and how they affect practitioners.
  • Home-prepared pet diets are becoming more popular. Learn the true cost of these diets and why pet owners need to weigh the ingredients during preparation.
  • Still using metronidazole for acute diarrhea? You may want to think twice. Results from a randomized controlled clinical trial compare how dietary management versus antimicrobial therapy affect time to resolution of clinical signs and dysbiosis index in dogs with acute colitis.
  • You'll also want to think twice before assuming that continuous pasture access can protect horses against equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS). A study reported in the supplement revealed a relatively high incidence of EGUS in pastured horses and a potential role for preserved forage when horses are subsequently stabled. 
  • Treating patients for equine metabolic syndrome (EMS)? Results from another study suggest that bread-based treats should be carefully accounted for and included sparingly in the diets of horses and ponies with EMS.

The guest editors were interviewed about the supplement in a recent episode of the Veterinary Advances podcast. Listen in for more details.

New: AVMA Journals Collections

Another new enhancement to the AVMA journals just debuted: AVMA Journals Collections gathers together select manuscripts that fit relevant themes in veterinary medicine, helping clinicians advance our understanding of important topics. Explore the first two collections now:

What’s coming next?

Look for more special supplements and collections in 2023. The JAVMA team brings supplemental issues to readers twice a year and will feature dermatology in June 2023 and dentistry in December 2023. The collections also will continue to expand in 2023, and you can look for new and informative podcasts released every week on Veterinary Vertex.

You’ll always know what’s new from the journals if you sign up to receive the free Veterinary Advances newsletter and follow the journals on social media.


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