Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine

Science and Tradition


  • Susan Wynn, DVM, Wynn Clinic for Therapeutic Alternatives, Marietta, GA
  • Steve Marsden, DVM, ND, MSOM, LAc, Dipl C.H., Co-founder, Edmonton Holistic Veterinary Clinic, The Natural Path Clinic, Edmonton, Alberta; Instructor, American Association of Veterinary Acupuncture, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists of Canada

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.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2002
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-01354-3

Table of Contents

Part One Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine
1. The meat and potatoes of Chinese medicine: the cooking pot analogy
2. Chinese medicine as a basis for an alternative medical approach
Part Two Clinical Strategies by Organ System
3. Therapies for behavior disorders
4. Therapies for cardiovascular disorders
5. Therapies for dermatologic disorders
6. Therapies for digestive disorders
7. Therapies for ear diseases
8. Therapies for endocrine disorders
9. Therapies for hematologic and immunologic disorders
10. Therapies for infectious diseases
11. Therapies for liver diseases
12. Therapies for musculoskeletal disorders
13. Therapies for neoplastic disorders
14. Therapies for neurologic disorders
15. Therapies for ophthalmologic disorders
16. Therapies for respiratory disorders
17. Therapies for reproductive disorders
18. Therapies for urologic disorders
Appendix A Guidelines for Homemade Diets
Appendix B Chinese Food Therapy
Appendix C Suggested Oral Herb Doses
Appendix D Chinese Herb Cross Reference Table
Appendix E Acupuncture Points