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 25-28 September, 2018 | Singapore
Japanese versions are available. Body Condition Score (BCS):
BCS scales are typically range from 1-9. This scale allows us to assess subtle changes in your pet’s weight. Using this scale, cats are scored from 1 to 9 out of 9 with 5/9 being an ideal body weight.
Muscle Condition Score (MCS):
Veterinarians also use Muscle Condition Scoring to determine cat’s health. The muscle condition score also helps estimate whether or not the pet is receiving enough protein. MCS is an useful toolkit to evaluate the muscle wasting in sick or old patients.
Resting Energy Requirements (RER):
Resting Energy Requirements or RER), which can be calculated by multiplying the cat’s body weight
RER(kcal/day)=(Body weight kg)0.75×70 Or
RER(kcal/day)=(Body weight kg×30)+70
Conclision:
This presentation will address communication strategies for nutrition discussion, along with clinical case examples focusing on muscle wasting and weight management.
References:
1. World Small Veterinary Association Global Nutrition Committee: Global nutrition toolkit. http://wsava.org/ nutrition-toolkit.
2. Harper EJ: Changing perspectives on aging and energy requirements: aging and digestive function in human, dogs and cats, J Nutr 128:2623S, 1998.
3. Laflamme DP: Nutrition for aging cats and dogs and the importance and body condition, Vet Clin North Am Sm Anim Pract 35:713,2005.
4. Lund E, Armstrong, P, Kirk C et al: Prevalence and risk factors for obesity in adult cats from private US veterinary practices, Inter J Appl Res Vet Med 3:88, 2005
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