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Medications that may affect canine medical massage outcomes

The following is excerpted from Canine Medical Massage: Techniques and Clinical Applications by Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, and Shelley Sheets, BA, CMT, CAMT With Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc. More information can be found here.The acceptance, use and understanding of the many benefits of canine massage are more prevalent than ever. However, as this practice becomes more common, it's not just important to know what the benefits are, but also what factors you should consider that may...

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Protective Effect of the Chondroprotective Agent Cosequin DS on Bovine Articular Cartilage Exposed In Vitro to Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Agents

Protective Effect of the Chondroprotective Agent Cosequin DS on Bovine Articular Cartilage Exposed In Vitro to Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Agents

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Integrative Neurology: Disorders of the Head and Neck

chapter-005 This session is divided into two parts, one given by Dr. Christine Zink and one by Dr. Steve Marsden. Dr. Marsden’s portion focuses on epilepsy and canine idiopathic vestibular syndrome. Both conditions arise from too much Yang energy in the head, achieved through different pathways. Dr. Zink’s article can be ofuns later in this section of this proceedings. YIN, YANG AND INTRACRANIAL NEURAL DISEASE Most acute perturbations of intracranial neural function...

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Beta-Glucans and the Canine Immune System

Beta-glucans belong to a group of naturally occurring, physiologically active compounds that are known collectively as biological response modifiers (BRMs). Beta-glucans have been found to possess remarkable immunomodulatory activity. Structurally, beta-glucans are complex homopolymers of beta-glucose that are naturally occurring in the cell walls of yeast, mushrooms, grains, and seaweed. They lend structural strength to the cell wall in these plant species. These polysaccharides are termed...

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Chinese Medical Diagnoses Common in Winter

chapter-008 THE FLUX OF YIN AND YANG The basis of all disease in Chinese medicine is some imbalance or perturbation of Yin and Yang. Understanding Yin and Yang thus provides a basis for understanding disease in Chinese medicine, paving the way for accurate and effective treatment. Often these perturbations come on during periods when Yin and Yang are shifting in location. Yin and Yang are not static. They move in a highly rhythmic and predictable pattern within the...

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Chinese Medical Diagnosis Using Laboratory Tests and Imaging Data

chapter-007 Laboratory findings can help narrow possibilities in Chinese medical diagnosis. A perfect example of this is in the differentiation of the Chinese medical cause of renal failure. RENAL DISEASE The first algorithmic decision is to differentiate between Kidney deficiency and a Shao Yang disharmony (or Triple Burner Obstruction). Key laboratory findings that differentiate the two are summarized in Table 1. Note that patients treated for Triple Burner...

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