Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Canine

Report: presumed natural or shed vaccine viral exposure in unvaccinated puppies

Once a pup's residual maternal immunity has waned, he can still maintain measurable levels of immunity, despite being unvaccinated. What are the possible explanations? Some...

Feline

An integrative approach to chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats

CKD is a common but manageable condition in feline patients, and responds well to integrative medicine. Herbs and acupuncture are key therapies. Chronic kidney...

Worried about grain-free diets & heart disease? Take heart!

Grain-free.  These two words are the focus of a recent media storm creating trouble for pet food.  The confusion originates from a July 2018...

Equine

Osteopathic approach to the equine thorax

There are many reasons why a horse may have restrictions in his thorax. As osteopaths, we know that immobility in one area can certainly...

Innovative Practice

A successful and healthy veterinary practice using an indigenous healers’ approach

How integrating the idea of Shamanism into veterinary practice addresses the emotional and spiritual aspects of healing. Most of us will agree that the...

Programs and apps that improve your practice

Is technology the answer to providing more detailed care to your clients and patients? New programs and apps that digitize records, notes and follow...

Integrative training for technicians

Credentialed veterinary technicians are in short supply. Integrative training helps empower vet techs and strengthens the field overall. Technicians are leaving the veterinary field in...

A shared space practice model

It takes time to develop a veterinary practice based on a shared space model, but it has many benefits, including a decrease in overhead...

Tech Talk

Integrative medicine in veterinary curriculum

Many private veterinary practices and some teaching hospitals now offer integrative veterinary medicine modalities as an adjunct to conventional therapies. There’s an increasing interest in...

Herb use in sporting horses

Medicinal herbs can be beneficial to the health of sporting horses, but competition rules and regulations may prohibit their use in some cases. Sporting horses...

The road to integrative healing

Why a renowned veterinarian changed his definition of healing and began incorporating integrative therapies into his practice. When I graduated from Colorado State University School...

Winter lameness in dogs

Injuries sustained by active dogs that play, run or work in winter conditions can be diagnostically challenging. A thorough exam is essential in dealing...