Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice / Edition 1

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Overview

Integrating complementary treatment options with traditional veterinary practice is a growing trend in veterinary medicine. Veterinarians and clients alike have an interest in expanding treatment options to include alternative approaches such as Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Nano-Pharmacology, Homotoxicology, and Therapeutic Nutrition along with conventional medicine. Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice introduces and familiarizes veterinarians with the terminology and procedures of these complementary treatment modalities in a traditional clinical format that facilitates the easy integration of these methods into established veterinary practices.

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Editorial Reviews

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“A breathtaking and cutting edge volume.... this is a teaching manual, reference manual, research manual, and resource manual. Readers will find a wealth of background information, research results, and references, and if they keep reading, they will also find the products to consider, the dosages, and even the source of those products. Conventional and alternative, yin and yang, Eastern and Western, European and American, herbal and homeopathic, acupuncture and laser, diseases and systems, choices and recommendations—it’s all there.” - Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2008 

“An in-depth reference recommended for college-level veterinary library holdings and for practicing vets and clients. It covers complementary treatment options from Chinese herbal medicine nad acupuncture to therapeutic nutrition, and takes a systems-based approach to familiarizing vets with terminology and processes of these alternative options. From key diseases to behavior issues and all the common physical problems of animals, a range of detail on key integrative treatment options from experts in herbal medicine, acupuncture and therapeutic nutrition provide an essential, key reference to any studying or working in the veterinary science field.” - Midwest Book Review, November 2008

"There is a dearth of easily found information on alternative therapies and the authors have produced a book that will prove useful to those who require a checklist source of alternative therapies for treating, either primarily or integratively, common clinical problems seen in small animal practice." -Doody's Reviews

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Reviewer: Jonathan Hale Foreman, DVM, MS (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book on complementary medicine in small animal practice purposefully avoids the use of the commonly used term, "alternative medicine." Since the book is limited to small animal use, it contains no detail on equine alternative therapies despite the frequent use of alternative therapies in equine practice. There are 8 sections with 35 chapters, a glossary, and one appendix.
Purpose: The authors' intent is to provide the first definitive book on the integration of complementary medicine into conventional western medicine in the practice of small animal veterinary medicine. The book is patterned after Kirk's "Current Veterinary Therapy" or "Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult." There is a dearth of easily found information on alternative therapies and the authors have produced a book that will prove useful to those who require a checklist source of alternative therapies for treating, either primarily or integratively, common clinical problems seen in small animal practice.
Audience: The book is intended for practitioners of veterinary medicine who require a single source of information on treating common clinical problems with some form of complementary medicine, either alone or adjunctively. Veterinary students may find the book difficult to follow until they have mastered the more common, conventional western styles of clinical therapy. The authors seem to be credible authorities on integrative medicine, but in the Preface they seem to undermine their own faith in these techniques in acknowledging that, "we often run into the brick wall of evidence-based rules that prohibit the expanded use of alternative therapies because there is little statistical proof that they work."
Features: The book uses a systems approach, followed by sections on the complementary treatment of cancer and on vaccinations. The section on vaccines contains considerable personal opinion regarding the efficacy of vaccines, and more emphasis on the potential negative outcome of vaccination rather than on the clear-cut conventional belief in the widespread positive aspects of infectious disease prevention through vaccination. For those interested in pursuing complementary therapies, the book provides a litany of potential therapies for common small animal diseases. Section 8 provides a handy list of contact information for sources of various complementary therapies such as herbs, glandulars, otics, oils, and nutraceuticals.
Assessment: This is an excellent example of the fact that one can say almost anything unchallenged in a book as opposed to having content which must undergo peer review in order to be published in the conventional scientific literature. For example, in the preface, the authors state that "the incidence of chronic disease and cancer...has increased at alarming rates and is diagnosed at younger ages, even in puppies and kittens." Where is the evidence for such a statement? Unfortunately, it is statements such as this one which make the acceptance of alternative medicine so difficult for those who require more evidence than, "I gave this small amount of an herb to this dog and it got better, so the herb must have worked." In this manner, the authors have perpetuated the disservice that this aspect of the veterinary profession has created by failing to perform placebo-controlled case studies with alternative therapies, studies which would be required by the FDA for the approval of any commercial veterinary medical product.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813820200
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/11/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 928
  • Sales rank: 1,075,846
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Goldstein, VMD is currently Director of Veterinary Services at Animal Nutrition Technologies, Healing Center for Animals, Northern Skies Veterinary Center as well as Director of Product Development for Earth Animal, all in Westport CT.

Paula Jo Broadfoot, DVM graduated from Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine and has been studying and practicing therapeutic nutrition for the past 18 years.

Richard E. Palmquist, DVM is currently the head of medicine at Centinela Animal Hospital in Inglewood, California.

Karen Johnston, DVM works at Hampton Veterinary Hospital in the fields of small animal and exotic pet medicine, surgery, and acupuncture. She is also the co-owner of Natural Solutions, herbal supplements for veterinary use.

Jiu Jia Wen, DVM is the owner of Hampton Veterinary Hospital.

Barbara Fougere, BSc BVMS (hons), BHSc (Comp Med), MODT, MHSc (Herb Med), CVA (IVAS), CVBM, CVCP is the president of the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Association and President for the International Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association.

Margo Roman, DVM opened a holistic health center for animals offering chiropractic, cranial sacral, physical therapy, massage, reiki, and polarity in the lower level and in the main clinic homeopathy, acupuncture, herbs, surgery and conventional medicine in an integrative method.

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Table of Contents

SECTION 1 Introduction to Integrative Veterinary Medicine: The Integration of Old and Ancient Medical Practice Techniques into Conventional Veterinary Practice (Edited by Robert S. Goldstein).

Chapter 1 Introduction to Integrative Veterinary Medicine (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 2 A Modern Approach To Therapeutic Nutraceuticals (Robert S. Goldstein).

Chapter 3 The Modern Approach to the Integration of Chinese Herbal Medicine (Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 4 Homotoxicology - The Modern Approach to Homeopathy (Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist).

Chapter 5A Practical Approach to the Integration of Western Herbal Medicine into Veterinary Practice (Barbara Fougere)SECTION 2 Integrative Therapy Protocols By Organ System (Edited by Robert S. Goldstein).

Chapter 6 Auto Immune Disease (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 7 Diseases of the Blood and Lymph (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 8 Behavior and Emotional conditions (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 9 Disease of the Cardiovascular System (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 10 Disease of the Dermatological System (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 11 Disease of the Digestive System (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 12 Disease of the Eye and Ear (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 13 Disease of the Musculoskeletal System (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 14 Disease of the Respiratory System (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 15 Disease of the Urogenital System (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 16 Metabolic and Endocrine Disease (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 17 Neurological Disorders (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

SECTION 3 Integrative Therapy Protocols for Infectious Diseases (Edited by Robert S. Goldstein).

Chapter 18 Integrative Therapy Protocols for Infectious Diseases (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

SECTION 4 Western Herbal Disease Protocols (Edited by Robert S. Goldstein).

Chapter 19 Disease of the Blood and Lymph (Barbara Fougere).

Chapter 20 Emotional and Behavior Conditions (Barbara Fougere).

Chapter 21 Diseases of the Cardiovascular System (Barbara Fougere).

Chapter 22 Disease of the Skin (Barbara Fougere).

Chapter 23 Disease of the Digestive System (Barbara Fougere).

Chapter 24 Disease of the Eye and Ear (Barbara Fougere).

Chapter 25 Disease of the Musculoskeletal System (Barbara Fougere).

Chapter 26 Disease of the Respiratory System (Barbara Fougere).

Chapter 27 Disease of the Urogenital System (Barbara Fougere).

Chapter 28 Metabolic and Endocrine Disease (Barbara Fougere).

Chapter 29 Neurological Disorders (Barbara Fougere).

Chapter 30 Infectious Diseases (Barbara Fougere).

Chapter 31 Western Herbal Cancer Therapy (Barbara Fougere).

SECTION 5 Integrative Cancer Therapy Protocols: Therapeutic Nutrition, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Homotoxicology (Edited by Robert S. Goldstein).

Chapter 32 Integrative Cancer Treatment Protocols (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 33 IVM Cancer Treatment Protocols Presented by Cancer Protocols (Robert S. Goldstein, Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist, Karen Johnston, Jiu Jia Wen).

Chapter 34 Advanced Homotoxicology: Autosanguis Therapy, Oncology, and Cancer Protocols (Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist).

Chapter 35 Advanced Homotoxicology Cancer Protocols (Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist).

SECTION 6 Vaccinations (Edited by Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist).

Chapter 36 Vaccinations (Paula J Broadfoot, Richard Palmquist)

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