2022 OAVT Conference - Addressing the Elephant in the Room

2022 OAVT Conference - Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Continuing to learn after achieving RVT status is essential for the individual and the advancement of the profession. RVTs can earn one (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit by reading the CE articles in the RVT Journal, or watching recorded sessions of OAVT presentations, and submitting the successfully completed corresponding quizzes.

If you obtain a score of 8 out of 10 (80%) or higher, you will receive a confirmation email which OAVT members can use as acceptable proof for their online CE record.

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1. Mr. Taylor is in with his beagle, Trooper, who has gained 2 kg from last year, and is now 19.2 kg. You assess Trooper as a BCS of 9/9 with normal muscle, where palpable. In morbidly obese patients, where can you palpate muscle, if fat deposition makes this challenging? (Questions 1-5 all consider this case) *
2. If calculating the ideal body weight of 5/9 and 20% body fat, what is Trooper’s ideal body weight? *
3. By using morphometric measurements, you determine that Trooper’s ideal body weight is 12.1 kg. How much do you feed Trooper? *
4. Mr. Taylor likes to give Trooper treats. What is his caloric budget for treats (kcal, whole number)? *
5. Trooper returns 3 weeks later with a CCL tear and is scheduled for surgery. What is the maximum amount of weight Trooper can lose weekly before you consult with a veterinary nutritionist, or veterinary case consultation services, to avoid malnutrition? *
6. Ms. Cooper is in with her cat, Butterball, who is struggling to lose weight at home. She has been reducing the amount of food her cat is currently eating to help him lose weight. He seems very hungry and has been getting into the garbage. You find that his weight has increased by 0.4 kg since his last visit. Butterball is currently eating a “Lite” food from the pet store to help with his weight loss. What should Butterball eat? (Questions 6-10 all consider this case) *
7. Butterball starts on your recommended diet, but does not lose weight after two months. What are some steps you can try? *
8. Your altered plan works beautifully, and Butterball continues to lose weight. As a weight loss goal, what is the lowest percentage of starting body weight you would want to see per week in a cat? *
9. Six months later, Butterball reaches a plateau. Your client has not changed anything at home, and tries to increase his exercise to no avail. You elect to reduce his food slightly. What percentage would you reduce by? *
10. Butterball’s DER is 210 kcal/day, and Ms. Cooper is following your treat budget. How many grams of food (300 kcal/100g) should Butterball eat daily? *