ZOOTRITIONTM
"Good Nutrition for Good Health"

Dietary Management Software

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DIET BALANCING TOOL
For Zoo and Wildlife Professionals

Contents and Features

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  • Feeds Database: Contains nutritional data on more than 3000 feedstuffs, with data derived from published information for human, livestock, pet, and wild foods. Ingredients are arranged alphabetically by common English name in logical Feed Categories; the database contains scientific (Latin) names where applicable, and allows for customization of any ingredient name into any language. Prices can also be added to standard feed units for quick budgetary calculations. New/unique feeds can be added and/or edited without overwriting existing data. Display of onscreen nutritional data can be customized to your needs.
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  • Energetics Calculator: Estimated daily calorie or joule requirements of a variety of mammals, birds, and reptiles easily calculated by standardized equations, based on body weights, feeding habits, activity levels and/or physiological state.
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  • Nutrient Recommendations Database: Information on published requirements for livestock, pet, and wildlife species of differing production states or physiological stages available for diet assessment/ targets.
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  • Diet Records: Combining information from the Feeds Database, you are able to create diets and record feeding schedules/preparation details. “In-House” Mixes (blended green salads, fruits or seed combinations) can be saved separately for use as a single “Ingredient” in complex diets. Nutrient information associated with Ingredients allows you to easily review nutrient data of diets, and readily see effects of altering amounts or ingredients. Using the Energetics Calculator and Recommendations Modules, you can evaluate suitability of a diet relative to animal requirements.
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  • Comparisons: Using the comparison module, composition of multiple feedstuffs, and/or feedstuffs or diet (up to 6) can be simultaneously compared to animal nutrient requirements in a spreadsheet format.
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  • Feeding Groups: Tools for scaling diet preparation, ingredient bulk ordering, and delivery available by linking basal diets with animal inventory, location and enclosure details.
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  • Body Condition/Animal Assessment: Standardized information for assessment of animal physical and physiological condition included as measures of response to dietary management.
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  • Reference Library: Example Consultation, Research, and Evaluation Forms available as downloads, along with information on Nutrient Toxicities, Stability, Feed Handling/Storage, Calculation of Energy Needs, Enrichments, and source of all material provided.
 
Zootrition is a comprehensive database that provides zoo and wildlife managers with a powerful tool to compare nutritional content of specific food items and calculate overall nutritional composition of diets. Potential nutritional deficiencies and toxicities can be identified and additional information specific to local regions can be added by users.

 

For further details and to order, please contact:

Dr E S Dierenfeld PhD CNS
Zootrition Software
c/o Ellen Dierenfeld
4736 Gatesbury Drive
St. Louis, MO 63128 USA

Tel: (+1) 314 845-1794
Email: edierenfeld@aol.com

System requirements: Windows 95 or later, Pentium II 233 MHz processor with 32 MB RAM memory, 20-30 MB hard disk storage space. Windows 7 must install Zootrition in XP-mode.