Interest in stem cells is high. However, despite commercial availability and multiple reports on use, there is still much to learn about the benefits and indications of such therapy in veterinary medicine.
Chatsworth, Calif. — A California relief veterinarian is polling pet owners about the use of medical marijuana in animals with the goal of using the survey's results to leverage a clinical study about the drug's efficacy in relieving pet pain.
Washington — More than a decade of research by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) indicates that citrus peels, specifically a compound called d-limonen, may be a viable substitute for antimicrobials in livestock.
New York, N.Y. — A novel new study at the Animal Medical Center (AMC) is investigating the impact of intra-arterial injection of stem cells on chronic kidney disease in cats and protein-losing nephropathy in dogs.
Leucadia, Calif. — The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH) has asked a Virginia circuit court to award it more than $70,000 in damages after its continuing education (CE) courses were denied approval by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards' (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) Committee.
Integrative Veterinary Medicine is defined as the integration of conventional and complementary and alternative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches into a comprehensive preventive and therapeutic approach to disease.