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Dietary Management of Struvite and Calcium Oxalate Stones: Navigating the Strategies

Dr. Cecilia Villaverde Haro
BVSc PhD DACVN DECVCN, University of California Davis
20 July 2016
ID: 74
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Managing cat and dog urinary cases can be challenging at best. When faced with a common urolith, we need to recount the many ways in which urine can be altered to increase or decrease the risk of crystals and stones precipitating.

In this webinar, Cecilia will discuss many factors, measurable and otherwise which alter the urinary environment: from USG and pH through precursors and inhibitors. She will focus on the dietary management of each stone type to ensure our confidence in effectively managing these cases
Obtaining her veterinary degree in 2000 and a PhD in nutrition in 2005 at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Cecilia worked as a post-doctoral researcher in feline nutrition at the University of California Davis (UCD), where she also completed a two-year residency in small animal clinical nutrition.

She is a board certified veterinary nutritionist with the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN) and the European College of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ECVCN) and has been vice president of ECVCN since 2013. Cecilia was an adjunct professor at the Department of Food and Animal Science (UAB) where she was chief of the Diet and Nutrition Service from 2010 - 2016.

Cecilia is now working at the Nutrition Support Service, back at UCD and is also a consultant in clinical nutrition for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN).

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