Spring 2012 Volume 2 – Issue 2 Integrative Oncology – Human cancer centers are already using an integrative approach to oncologic care. Many veterinarians are going in the same direction, but more studies and clinical trials are needed to help us better understand how conventional and complementary treatments can work together to optimally treat animal patients. Talking Titers – Though some veterinarians challenge the validity of vaccine titer testing, published studies and more than a decade of clinical experience have shown it to be a reliable way of monitoring immunity to many of the most important infectious diseases. Integrative Pain Management – For optimal results, both conventional and complementary therapies should be utilized along with close attention to weight management, exercise, diet and supplements. Adaptogens for the HPAT Axis – This exceptional category of herbs has many veterinary applications. Let’s look at their effectiveness for hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-thyroid exhaustion. The worm Turns – Equine parasites are now resistant to many of the drugs currently in use. The time has come to rethink deworming by adding some alternative strategies to the treatment arsenal. (Nutrition nook) Digestive Enzymes – These key nutrients can be used for pancreatic and GI issues, but are also beneficial for healthy patients eating heat-processed pet foods. (Integrative practice) The Integrative Umbrella – More clients are asking for CAVM, but how do we respond when we don’t have ideal scientific evidence to back up these therapies? Here are the tools to weather this dichotomy. Feline Diabetes Mellitus – A look at insulin stabilization and home monitoring, as well as long term management and complications. Chiropractic Case Report – This dog’s experience demonstrates that chiropractic is an effective physical modality in the treatment of mobility problems. Are you burned out? – Your profession may be hazardous to your health. Recognizing, preventing and treating veterinary burnout is crucial to your continued success and well being. Undiagnosed Lameness – It’s a common complaint, but in many cases, the culprit is poor saddle fit and balance. (Tech Talk) Bach Flower Remedies – Though their efficacy isn’t backed up by much science, these remedies have nevertheless found a place in many integrative practices as a way to shift emotional states to aid recovery, and to help with behavior or training problems.
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