enteral feeding

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enteral feeding

a mode of feeding that uses the GI tract, such as oral or tube feeding.

en·ter·al feed·ing

(en'tĕr-ăl fēd'ing)
A form of tube alimentation.


within, by way of, or pertaining to the intestine.

enteral feeding
delivery of nutrients directly into the stomach, duodenum or jejunum. Called also enteral nutrition.
enteral nutrition
see enteral feeding (above).
enteral tube
the feeding tube positioned in the alimentary tract for administration of nutrients. See also enterostomy tube.


the taking or giving of food.

animal feeding unit
artificial feeding
feeding of a neonate with food other than its dam's milk.
feeding behavior
difficulty in prehension, quidding, regurgitation through the nostrils, coughing and aspiration are all abnormalities of feeding behavior of clinical importance.
challenge feeding
animals are fed more feed than their present production or growth justifies in an attempt to elicit higher production still.
enteral feeding
see enteral feeding.
force feeding
administration of food by force to animals who cannot or will not receive it, e.g. anorexic animals or weak neonates.
intravenous feeding
administration of nutrient fluids through a vein. See also intravenous infusion.
lead feeding
see challenge feeding (above).
limit feeding
occurs where grower finisher pigs are fed a specific amount of food in a specific time period versus free access to feed. Limit feeding is common in Europe but not in the United States, except for gestating sows.
feeding module
a concentrated source of one type of nutrient, e.g. carbohydrate, fat or protein.
orphan feeding
diets for newborn animals which have lost their dams; milk replacers.
feeding pattern
1. the procedure adopted by an animal while eating a meal. May consist of eating concentrates before roughage. Includes nibbling, gorging and sham feeding. See also feeding behavior (above).
2. the program of feeding adopted by the animal's custodian. Includes single, large meals, frequent, small snacks.
pellet feeding
the ration is converted into pellets, logs or bricks. Has the advantage of reducing wastage and facilitating feeding especially with automatic feeders. There is the additional cost of manufacturing.
restricted feeding
used in times of shortage, e.g. during a drought or as a management tool to modify the carcass, especially its fat content, or the milk yield at drying off. Restraint in feeding for animals that receive only stored feeds is simple. There are difficulties in animals that are at pasture or in feedlots on self-feeders. For pastured animals strip grazing is the accepted strategy. In feedlots it is customary to add a feed-aversion agent such as salt or flowers of sulfur to grain ration.
silo feeding
feed stored in a silo is augered out to surrounding troughs. May be grain or ensilage.
feeding trial
assessment of the performance of a particular feed, determined by any of several parameters, e.g. body weight (loss or gain), digestibility, growth rate, palatability, of the feed being fed over a set period of time.
tube feeding
feeding of liquids and semisolid foods through an esophageal or gastric tube.
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start a trial of water via the nasogastric tube for 24 hours, then start enteral feeding according to the hospital's standard protocol
25,29] Enteral feeding is the preferred method for the delivery of nutrition to patients who are unable to sustain oral intake.
Doctors think they have found a way to deal with these concerns by giving TPN-fed preemies small amounts of nutrition by mouth--referred to as minimal enteral feeding.