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Complementary Veterinary Medicine

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Thursday 21 June

Botanical medicine in the modern veterinary setting is an emerging science. There are more than 3,000 studies published in mainstream veterinary aquaculture, poultry, dairy, swine, equid and small animal journals on herbal medicine in the last 10 years. The evidence base is outlined in this talk.

A single plant can contain thousands of different bioactive phyto-compounds. Herbs can be thought to work through their scientifically supported pharmacological actions, their traditional “actions”, and in modern phytotherapy, a combination of these two understandings.

Many cat owners faced with a diagnosis of diabetes in their cat, seek integrative support for management. This talk describes an integrative approach for diabetes management in three cats.

Cats can live successfully with chronic kidney disease. Integrative support includes the use of herbal formulas, individual herbs and acupuncture. This talk describes an integrative approach to achieve this.

Teas - decoctions and infusions of plant material were part of orthodox veterinary medicine in our western veterinary history. This talk revisits the use of a few specific teas and their evidence base as medicines.

What is the potential role of herbal medicine to support patients with cancer, a case based approach and the evidence supporting it.

What can I do now? Simple herbal tools to have on hand to augment your cancer protocols safely and effectively.

Members of the Complementary Veterinary Medicine Branch of the NZVA are encouraged to attend.


Field Trip & Breakfast
Social Activities
Your Stay

The conference is organised and hosted by the New Zealand Veterinary Association.

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Thank you to our Industry Partners

Bayer NZ Ltd
Boehringer Ingelheim (NZ) Ltd
Provet NZ Pty Ltd
SVS Veterinary Supplies

Animates Vetcare
Ethical Agents
Hill's Pet Nutrition
IDEXX Laboratories
Masterpet Corporation Ltd
Royal Canin
Troy Laboratories (NZ) Ltd
Tru-Test Group

Elanco Animal Health
Flexi Cards Ltd
Gribbles Veterinary Pathology
International Animal Health Products
MSD Animal Health
Norbrook Laboratories
Shoof International Ltd

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