Summer 2012 Volume 2 – Issue 3 Glandular therapy – Does it have a place in veterinary medicine? Given recent advances in oral tolerance, along with the increasing incidence of autoimmune diseases in dogs and cats, the answer is yes. The case for curcumin – This natural substance found in turmeric provides antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties, and may have important veterinary applications for horses and other animals. PTSD in dogs – It’s a well known syndrome in people, but dogs can also develop it. Treatment can be challenging and depends on the needs of the individual patient. Environmental veterinary medicine – Exposure to toxins, stress, poor diet and other outside influences can play a major role in the development of many disease states. For the love of it – Veterinarians and other animal health professionals with World Vets donate their time and skills to help care for animals in developing countries. (Nutrition nook) Sensitive stomachs and skin – A food sensitivity can manifest in several ways but the solution is simple – a better quality diet. Equine thermal imaging – It’s been utilized in the equine industry for over 40 years. But the technology only recently gained the recognition it deserves, as the cameras have improved, standardization is introduced, and veterinarians become familiar with proper image interpretation. Rethinking equine vaccinations – Part 1 – Are you giving your patients too many vaccines? As more clients and veterinarians express concerns about the dangers of over-vaccination, it’s a good idea to review your own practice’s protocol. Facing the right way? – Saddle tree points — direction, angle and width — critically impact equine scapular health. Let’s look at the importance of direction. Cocoa mulch? (Tech talk) Healing hues – An introduction to veterinary color therapy, and how you can use it with your patients and in the clinic setting. (Integrative practice) Finding CAVM specialists – Want to augment your practice by working with practitioners in complementary and alternative medicine? We talk to three integrative veterinarians for their suggestions on how to find these specialists, and what to look for.