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Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine Considered

Bernard E. Rollin, David W. Ramey

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Naturwissenschaften, Medizin, Informatik, Technik / Veterinärmedizin


Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine Consideredis a book that belongs in your veterinary library. If you are aveterinarian wondering if you should incorporate complementary andalternative veterinary medicine (CAVM) into your practice, if youhave recently hired an associate eager to try such things asacupuncture or homeopathy, or if you have clients asking you aboutchiropractic, herbal, or magnetic field therapy for their pets,you'll want to understand the history, science and ethicsbehind such therapies. In its 2001 Guidelines for Complementary and AlternativeMedicine, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)recognizes the growing interest in CAVM, and encourages thecritical examination of these therapies using the scientificmethod. Following the AVMA's lead on this subject,Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine Consideredthoroughly examines a variety of CAVM therapies and asks importantquestions regarding alternative treatments. For example, isacupuncture effective in pain relief? What is homeopathy? What isthe history behind chiropractic? What does the research say (andnot say) about various CAVM modalities? And, just as importantly,what are the ethical and regulatory considerations concerning suchtherapies? This book has the answers to those questions andmore. Complementary and Alternative Veterinary MedicineConsidered will help practicing veterinarians to make informeddecisions about specific CAVM therapies. This text evaluatesvarious prevalent therapies, and will give veterinarians theethical and scientific bases they need to make sound decisionsregarding CAVM therapies Coverage includes but is not limited to: * * Acupuncture and acupressure; * Energy medicine; * Manual therapy (chiropractic); * Manual therapy (massage); * Magnetic and electromagnetic therapy; * Laser and light therapy; * Homeopathy; and * Herbal therapy.

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