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WVC 2016: What You Know that Ain’t Necessarily So

Here is my presentation on the evidence for a few common veterinary practices. INTRODUCTION Experienced clinicians often have an enormous knowledge base about the health problems their patients present with and the available diagnostic and therapeutic options. This knowledge is … Continue reading

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Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine: What Is It & Why Does It Matter?

The following is a summary and the slides for a presentation I gave recently on evidence-based veterinary medicine: WHAT IS EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE? Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has been defined as the “conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in … Continue reading

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The Dangerous Allure of Alternative Therapies for Pets with Cancer

Most pet owners understand that science-based medicine is the best hope for maintaining and restoring health in their animal companions. The tremendous successes of preventative and therapeutic healthcare in the last couple of centuries is difficult to deny (though proponents … Continue reading

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Pets–What’s The Evidence?

I recently participated in a couple of discussions on a veterinary web forum about hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and evidence-based medicine. This technique is being heavily promoted with confident claims of scientifically proven benefits.  I thought, then, that I would … Continue reading

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Response to Comments from the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association on the AVMA Homeopathy Resolution

Detailed evidence supporting the AVMA resolution on homeopathy is available in The Case Against Homeopathy, and the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy’s attempted counter arguments are examined in detail in The Evidence for Homeopathy-A Close Look. What is presented here is … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy Doesn’t Work? Not so Fast….

I’ve written a bit about “integrative” veterinary cancer care previously and how it is often marketed with claims that are unsupported by evidence. A recent example of this is a post  on the Huffington Post blog in which a prominent … Continue reading

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Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

What Is It? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is marketed as a set of theories and practices developed over centuries in China. In reality, it is a label applied to a varied and inconsistent set of practices drawn from a variety … Continue reading

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