Complementary And Alternative Veterinary Medicine Considered

5632c5e8e7ce0.jpg Author Bernard E. Rollin and David W. Ramey
Isbn 978-0813826165
File size 1.1 MB
Year 2015
Pages 252
Language English
File format PDF
Category Medicine

Book Description:

I highly recommend this book to anyone who might be considering using "alternative" therapies on their animals and to veterinarians in general. Dr. Ramey discusses the historical development of scientific medicine and the development and resurgence of unproven and implausible treatments. Don't let the proponents of "alternative", "integrative" or "complementary" treatments fool you. There is really only medicine for which we have evidence and plausibility, and alternatives that are at best unproven and at worst dangerous quackery. Can scientific medicine be improved? Yes, and Dr. Ramey will be the first to admit it, but all of the advances medicine has made in the last 200 years have been due to science, not one or another forms of imaginative nonsense.
Kudos to Dr. Ramey for writing this clear, concise analysis of this subject.

Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine Considered is a book that belongs in your veterinary library. If you are a veterinarian wondering if you should incorporate complementary and alternative veterinary medicine (CAVM) into your practice, if you have recently hired an associate eager to try such things as acupuncture or homeopathy, or if you have clients asking you about chiropractic, herbal, or magnetic field therapy for their pets, you’ll want to understand the history, science and ethics behind such therapies.

In its 2001 Guidelines for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recognizes the growing interest in CAVM, and encourages the critical examination of these therapies using the scientific method. Following the AVMA’s lead on this subject, Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine Considered thoroughly examines a variety of CAVM therapies and asks important questions regarding alternative treatments. For example, is acupuncture effective in pain relief? What is homeopathy? What is the history behind chiropractic? What does the research say (and not say) about various CAVM modalities? And, just as importantly, what are the ethical and regulatory considerations concerning such therapies? This book has the answers to those questions and more.

Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine Considered will help practicing veterinarians to make informed decisions about specific CAVM therapies. This text evaluates various prevalent therapies, and will give veterinarians the ethical and scientific bases they need to make sound decisions regarding CAVM therapies



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