Companion Animal Nutrition_1

Companion Animal Nutrition_1 - Objective: To understand the...

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1 2 Objective: To understand the misinformation that may exist about companion animal nutrition 3 Myth: Raw food diet is appropriate for dogs and cats 4 Facts: Raw food diet questions: Complete & balanced nutrition? Safety from food-borne pathogens? Problems associated with bones? 5 Facts: The SAFE way to feed dog or cat Commercial pet food Respected manufacturer Complete & balanced according to AAFCO procedures 6 Myth: It’s safe to feed my kitten raw chicken and beef
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7 Facts: Feeding raw meat Complete & balanced?? Contain bacteria? Zoonotic transfer to humans Parasitic cysts? Cook any meat offered as a treat 8 Myth: Feeding raw meat and bones results in better skin and hair coat, and has more energy 9 Facts: Protein and fat are important nutrients for skin and hair coat and energy Complete & balanced diets according to AAFCO procedures contribute to lustrous coat and healthy skin 10 Myth: Cooking destroys enzymes and nutrients 11 Facts: Cooking is beneficial: Improves the bioavailability of nutrients Alters structure of amino acids Breaks down non-nutritional factors To increase digestibility Kills bacteria and parasites 12 Facts: Dogs and cats make enzymes needed to digest food and use nutrients Manufacturers of high quality pet foods build safety margins into formulations Account for losses during normal processing and storage
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13 Myth: Chicken meal is superior to poultry by-product meal and real chicken 14 Facts: Most chicken meal, poultry by-product meal (PBM) and real chicken contain quality protein (digestible and palatable) Chicken meal is primarily chicken necks and backs – has more ash per unit of protein than PBM PBM is slightly more concentrated protein source, if properly processed 15 Myth: Chicken meal is a superior protein source compared to real chicken 16 Facts: • Chicken meal is primarily chicken necks and backs – has more ash per unit of protein compared to real chicken • Real chicken is derived from striated muscle of chickens 17 60+ Chicken 43-48 Dried egg product 40-50 Rice gluten meal 60-64 Corn gluten meal 46-50 Soybean meal 60-65 Fish meal 48-55 Lamb meal 63-67 Chicken meal 50-55 Meat & bone meal 65-70 Poultry by-product meal % Protein Ingredient 18 Myth: Animal protein is better quality than plant & grain protein
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19 Facts: ± No single source of protein is perfect ± No single source contains all essential amino acids 20 Animal & Plant Sources Are Good Sources of Protein Fact: 21 Protein Quality High quality = smaller portions required (high quality = high content and digestibility) Amino acid composition Complementary proteins provide limiting amino acids soybean meal is low in methionine chicken is high in methionine 22 Quality Protein Ingredients Egg (dried) Casein Whey Liver Corn gluten meal Beef / Beef meal Lamb / Lamb meal Pork Chicken / Chicken meal Salmon Soybean meal Wheat germ Pea protein Trout Poultry by-product meal Duck 23 74 73 94 BV Fat variable Good source,
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2011 for the course ANSC 324 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at Purdue.

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