Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine : Science and Tradition

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-10-01
  • Publisher: Mosby

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This handy reference provides users with an understanding of complementary and alternative treatment options for more than 130 common disease states. A practical manual, it describes a variety of possible approaches to small animal disorders. Concentrating on nutrition, herbs, traditional Chinese medicines, and physical therapies, the authors present both tradition- and evidence-based therapies for disorders not always responsive to conventional therapies. Each monograph-style discussion of natural therapies for disorders common to specific body systems presents therapeutic rationales with the goals of treatment, alternative therapies with conventional bases, paradigmatic options, and authors' suggestions from which they've experienced success. Key references are also included at the conclusion of each chapter. Presents new and alternative therapies with scientific support, encouraging veterinarians explore new therapies with confidence. Helps veterinarians develop treatment plans a vast improvement over large texts that simply introduce the therapies. Clearly explains esoteric concepts of traditional Chinese medicine in updated language. Practical, user-friendly pocket manual format allows for quick access in the clinical setting. Chapters are organized logically by body system and disorders are alphabetized within each chapter. Each body system chapter includes a case report that describes the history, physical examination, assessment, treatment, and outcome of a specific patient to further illustrate how to develop a treatment plan. Each appendix offers practical backup for designing treatment plans, from homemade diets and Chinese food therapy to oral herb doses and a valuable herb cross-reference table.

Author Biography

Susan G. Wynn is IVAS Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Wynn Clinic for Therapeutic Alternatives, Marietta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine
The meat and potatoes of Chinese medicine: the cooking pot analogyp. 3
Chinese medicine as a basis for an alternative medical approachp. 17
Clinical Strategies by Organ System
Therapies for behavioral disordersp. 51
Therapies for cardiovascular disordersp. 77
Therapies for dermatologic disordersp. 108
Therapies for digestive disordersp. 157
Therapies for ear disordersp. 217
Therapies for endocrinologic disordersp. 234
Therapies for hematologic and immunologic disordersp. 265
Therapies for infectious diseasesp. 295
Therapies for liver disordersp. 314
Therapies for musculoskeletal disordersp. 341
Therapies for neoplastic disordersp. 395
Therapies for neurologic disordersp. 447
Therapies for ophthalmologic disordersp. 499
Therapies for respiratory disordersp. 523
Therapies for reproductive disordersp. 554
Therapies for urologic disordersp. 565
Guidelines for homemade dietsp. 608
Chinese food therapyp. 616
Suggested oral herb dosagesp. 623
Chinese herb cross reference tablep. 656
Acupuncture pointsp. 668
Suppliersp. 706
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