We are very excited to offer you the first digital chapters of Small Animal Clinical Nutrition (SACN) 6th edition. Here you will find the new urinary, renal, and hyperthyroid chapters, with updated visuals, tables and scientific details.
But, first: stop for one second. Why change from a (rather large) printed book to a digital platform?
Whereas digital books are arguably more eco-friendly than their print counterparts (taking into account the valuable discussions with varying views), we also wanted to make the chapters accessible to as many readers as possible. Working together with Clinician’s Brief, the leader in veterinary print and digital media, allowed a unique opportunity to combine the strengths of the scientifically based SACN with the clinical relevance of Clinician’s Brief. The content is completely accessible anywhere; you can read it from any gadget of your preference. If you wish, you can still print individual chapters.
This edition of SACN is completely free, and we have linked specific articles from Clinician’s Brief top authors to relevant chapters. Once you're done reading, you can test your knowledge at the end with a handy RACE-accredited quiz.
We truly believe that this will be the source of veterinary nutritional information of the future and with this the Mark Morris Institute is dedicated to keep the materials relevant and up to date. This is just the beginning; many more materials may follow until the entire print 5th edition has been converted to this accessible 6th digital edition.
Debbie Davenport & Jolle Kirpensteijn
Chief Editors, Small Animal Clinical Nutrition