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2022 May 10

Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Orthopedic Veterinary Medicine.


Miscioscia E, Repac J
Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2022 May 10.
PMID: 35562224.


The use of complementary and alternative veterinary medicine (CAVM) continues to become more widespread, especially for the management of chronic pain conditions such as canine osteoarthritis. Many patients have comorbidities that preclude traditional medical options, have not adequately responded to conventional therapies, or have owners interested in pursuing a complementary approach. Evidence-based CAVM can serve as a safe and effective adjunct to manage chronic pain conditions. There is growing evidence in the veterinary literature for the use of acupuncture and some herbal supplements in the multimodal management of canine osteoarthritis. The majority of evidence supporting chiropractic is limited to equine and human literature.