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The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is launching a new disciplinary business program centered around research, training and outreach. Veterinary academia has largely ignored the business of veterinary medicine as a subject for teaching and research – until now. The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is launching the Center for Veterinary Business and Entrepreneurship (CVBE), a new inter-disciplinary...
Morris Animal Foundation -- Golden Retriever Lifetime Study
What 3,000 Golden Retrievers can tell us about cancer. As most practitioners know, cancer is a top health concern among dog owners, and for good reason. Cancer is the most common cause of disease-related death in dogs over ten years old, and statistics suggest one in four dogs will develop cancer in their lifetimes. Despite significant advances made in the diagnosis...
5 ideas to revitalize your practice
Stuck in a rut? Here are 5 simple ideas that will help revitalize you and your practice. Integrative veterinarians are a diverse bunch. We see multiple species and offer modalities that range from ancient to cutting edge. We are not immune, however, to feeling stuck in a “practice rut” at certain points. Do you feel like you are no longer...
Integrated approaches to canine cancer: Mitigation of treatment side effects
Six integrative approaches to alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation in dogs with cancer. This multi-part article will provide one integrative clinical viewpoint on ways to improve longevity and quality of life for veterinary cancer patients. Functional subjects to be covered include chemotherapy and radiation side effect mitigation; cancer cell suicide induction; immune support; and extracellular matrix...
Fighting glaucoma with natural neuroprotection
Nutraceutical antioxidant therapy shows promise in protecting the optic nerve and retina. The eye is a unique organ because it is constantly exposed to light and oxygen, which generate high levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS). The "oxygen paradox" is that higher aerobic organisms cannot exist without oxygen, yet oxygen is also dangerous because of its ability to form ROS....
Medical cannabis in your practice
Cannabis holds great promise for treating many disease states in dogs and cats. It's important for veterinarians to educate clients by staying informed about the growing number of cannabis products appearing on the market. The legalization of cannabis in the United States is expanding every year. Many pet guardians are turning to their veterinarians for counsel about the medicinal benefits...
Integrative applications in veterinary dentistry
From acupuncture and herbal medicine to laser and ozone therapies, a wide range of modalities can speed healing, reduce complications, and relieve discomfort in veterinary dentistry. The importance of animal dentistry is gaining momentum thanks to our growing knowledge that oral disease significantly affects systemic health in both animals and humans.1,2 It is also important to note that periodontal disease...
Clinical trial announcement: Investigation of a Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal therapy protocol for treatment of dogs with stage II splenic hemangiosarcoma after splenectomy
Investigation of a Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal therapy protocol for treatment of dogs with stage II splenic hemangiosarcoma after splenectomy. Funding and donations for this clinical trial are provided by an American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation (AHVMF) research grant, Natural Path and Rx Vitamins. Canine splenic hemangiosarcoma (HSA) is a uniformly aggressive disease with a high metastatic rate and grave prognosis,...
Stem cell therapy for FCGS
Major research projects have been exploring the use of adipose-sourced stem cells in the treatment of FCGS — a debilitating feline disease. A promising area of research in treating feline chronic gingivostomatitis syndrome (FCGS) involves stem cell therapy. Major research projects have been exploring the use of adiposesourced stem cells in the treatment of this debilitating feline disease. Researchers at...
Guided bone regeneration (GBR) in the treatment of cat stomatitis
This treatment alternative completely and permanently reverses the oral inflammation and pain evidenced in feline stomatitis patients. Animal dentists have been investigating feline stomatitis for over 25 years. The etiology of this very painful pathology has yet to be determined. The classic treatment in general practice has revolved around the usage of corticosteroids and antibiotics to suppress the immune system...