• Practical guide integrating holistic modalities into Western veterinary practice to help with patient treatment

    Integrative Veterinary Medicine provides a clinically oriented, evidence-based guide to integrating complementary and conventional therapies into veterinary practice. Covering acupuncture, manual therapies, botanical and herbal medicine, integrative nutrition, and physical rehabilitation, the book draws information on these modalities together into a single resource. Rooted in evidence-based medicine, it demonstrates how to use these modalities in veterinary practice.

    The book begins by discussing the basic concepts of integrative veterinary medicine, then examines each modality in detail. A companion website offers video clips showing acupuncture techniques.

    In Integrative Veterinary Medicine, readers can expect to find detailed information on topics such as:

    • Anatomy and physiology of acupuncture with relation to soft tissue and neurologic concepts, and traditional Chinese theory of acupuncture (Yin and Yang, Five Element Theory, and The Meridians)
    • Veterinary manipulative therapy (neurology, biomechanics, and available evidence), and massage therapy and myofascial principles
    • Origins and major systems of herbal therapy with selected evidence-based interventions and adverse events, herb-drug interactions, supplement evaluation, and regulation
    • Trends in nutrition, such as raw diets, home-prepared diets, grain-free diets, owner perception, and current marketing

    Covering common modalities across all species in one volume, Integrative Veterinary Medicine is an essential reference for any veterinary practitioner wishing to use integrative techniques in their practices, as well as veterinary students, academics, and researchers involved in programs of study related to integrative veterinary medicine.

  • List of Abbreviations viii

    About the Editors ix

    List of Contributors xi

    Preface xiii

    About the Companion Website xiv

    Section I Basic Concepts 1

    Mushtaq A. Memon

    1 Introduction to Integrative Veterinary Medicine 3

    Mushtaq A. Memon

    2 Applications of Evidence-based Medicine to IVM and Current Controversies 10

    Roselle Hartwigsen

    3 Integration of Complementary Therapies with Conventional Therapy: Multimodal Approach 15

    John A. Perdrizet

    Section II Acupuncture 23

    Huisheng Xie

    4 Anatomy and Physiology of Acupuncture 25

    Emily Mangan

    5 Traditional Chinese Medical Foundation of Veterinary Acupuncture 32

    Emily Mangan

    6 Integrative Acupuncture: Clinical Approaches and Current Scientific Literature 42

    Emily Mangan

    Section III Manual Therapies 55

    Marilyn Maler

    7 Veterinary Manipulative Therapy: Neurology, Biomechanics, and Available Evidence 57

    Marilyn Maler

    8 Massage Therapy and Myofascial Principles 63

    Marilyn Maler

    Section IV Botanical and Herbal Therapies 71

    Signe Beebe

    9 Herbal Medicine – Origins and Major Systems of Herbal Therapy with Selected Evidence-based Interventions 73

    Signe Beebe

    10 Herbal Medicine Regulation, Adverse Events, and Herb-Drug Interactions 79

    Signe Beebe

    Section V Integrative Nutrition 85

    Laura Gaylord

    11 Novel Trends in Nutrition: Pet Food Categorization, Owner Perception and Current Marketing 87

    Donna Raditic and Laura Gaylord

    12 Integrative Nutrition in Select Conditions: Obesity, Performance, Physical Rehabilitation 94

    Laura Gaylord and Donna Raditic

    Section VI Physical Rehabilitation 103

    Janice Huntingford

    13 Introduction to Rehabilitation 105

    Ronald B. Koh and Janice Huntingford

    14 Common Therapeutic Modalities in Animal Rehabilitation 113

    Ronald B. Koh and Janice Huntingford

    15 Modalities Used in Rehabilitation—Land and Aquatic Exercises 134

    Ronald B. Koh and Janice Huntingford

    16 Integrative Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal and Neurological Conditions 144

    Ronald B. Koh and Janice Huntingford

    Section VII Additional Complementary Therapies 157

    Mushtaq A. Memon

    17 Ayurveda 159

    Tejinder Sodhi and Rupali Sodhi

    18 Veterinary Ozone and Prolotherapy 165

    Signe Beebe

    Section VIII Integration of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 173

    Judith E. Saik

    19 Integrative Approach to Cardiovascular Disease 175

    Kristina M. Erwin

    20 Integrative Pain Management 182

    Carolina Medina

    21 Integrative Approach to Neurology 190

    Patrick Roynard

    22 Integrative Oncology 205

    Kendra Pope

    23 Integrative Management of Abnormal Small Animal Behavior 221

    Cynthia McDowell

    24 Clinical Application of Chinese Herbal Medicine 229

    Judith E. Saik

    25 Case Based Approach to Integrative Veterinary Practice 236

    Mitchell McKee

    26 Clinical Application of Integrative Veterinary Medicine in Equine Practice 251

    Amelia Munsterman

    Index 257

  • Mushtaq Memon, BVSc, MSc, PhD, DACT, is Professor Emeritus at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Pullman, Washington, USA.

    Huisheng Xie, DVM, MS, PhD, is Professor at the Chi University in Reddick, Florida, USA and Professor Emeritus at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, USA.