Thursday, April 2, 2009

Introductory post

When I graduated from veterinary school nearly 20 years ago, there was no "training" in alternative medicine for veterinary students. Very few licensed veterinarians practiced things such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, therapeutic touch or chiropractic. In the time since I graduated, many veterinarians have "integrated" some of these modalities into their practices, with at least the silent acquiescence of their state veterinary boards. This blog is intended to examine alternative practices in veterinary medicine and the evidence (or lack of evidence) for them.
There may be occasional rants and there will be posts on other topics such as vaccinations in veterinary medicine and the sometimes bizarre claims made about them, interesting occurrences in biology, cryptozoology and the conflict between faith and science and evidence.

I hope you enjoy the ride.

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