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Chinese Veterinary Herbal Toxicity

Chinese Veterinary Herbal Toxicity

by Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD, MS

Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) has been administered to animals in China for more than 4,000 years.1 Many clinical studies have indicated that CHM is effective for treating a wide variety of medical conditions in the areas of cardiology2, dermatology3, endocrinology4, gastroenterology5, reproduction6, oncology7, immunology8, pulmonology9 and musculoskeletal conditions10. However, Chinese herbs are drugs. We must treat them as pharmaceutical medications. As CHM is more widely used for the treatment and prevention of various diseases in both humans and animals in the United States and other western countries, reports of adverse reactions related to CHMs have increased.11-14 Therefore, toxicity and safety of CHM is one of the most important topics in veterinary practice. This article focuses on the analysis of the toxicity of Chinese herbs in order that toxic herbs can be identified, and properly prepared and used to reduce the incidence of adverse events.

Sunday, August 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (7026)/Comments (0)/
Headline News 2010 Summer Issue

Headline News 2010 Summer Issue

A Fond Farwell- By Barbara Lowell

July 5th 2010 will be a new day for me, just a few days short of serving you all for 6 years with the Chi Institute. It’s been a fine chance for me to contribute my heart to the lessening of pain and anxiety of our animal friends, their compassionate owners, and most of all the dedicated and noble veterinarians who attend our classes. Soulmates … Bless You All!!

 

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Sunday, August 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2037)/Comments (0)/
Headline News 2010 Spring Issue

Headline News 2010 Spring Issue

Greetings for the Year of Tiger

By Zhen Zhao, MS, written on the night of February 14, 2010, the Chinese New Year of the Tiger.

Dear Friends and TCVM Practitioners,

As the General Manager of the Chi Institute and Dr. Xie's Jing Tang Herbal, I'd like to take a moment tonight, as we celebrate the New Year of the Tiger, to say thank you to all our students, customers, volunteers and friends, and share with you some memorable stories from the year of the Ox.

 

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Thursday, April 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1527)/Comments (0)/
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Treating Renal Failure with TCVM

Treating Renal Failure with TCVM

By Carolina Medina DVM, CVA, CVCH, CVT, CVFT

n TCVM, renal failure is characterized as Long Bi syndrome which also includes difficult urination, urinary incontinence and other kidney related diseases. Long refers to milder conditions such as dysuria and stranguria. Bi refers to severe disorders such as oliguria and anuria.
Thursday, April 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (5798)/Comments (0)/

Rectal Administration of Herbs

- By Cyndria Schafer, DVM, CVA

Bodhi is a nine year old spayed female Rottweiler weighing 83 pounds.  Her owner brought her in for listlessness and severe abdominal distension.  Two months earlier she had gone to another veterinarian for lack of stools, passing gas, burping and severe abdominal distention.  At first that vet thought she had bloat.  After taking radiographs and seeing her enormously enlarged stomach filled with opaque spots, he took her to abdominal surgery expecting to find malignant nodules.  Instead, he found her stomach was engorged with food.  Biopsies of her gastric mucosa near the pylorus diagnosed, “Enteritis, lymphocytic and eosinophilic, mild with edema and congestion.” 
Thursday, April 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2245)/Comments (0)/
Chronic Laminitis Symptoms Resolved with a Herbal Combination of Sang Zhi San and Body Sore

Chronic Laminitis Symptoms Resolved with a Herbal Combination of Sang Zhi San and Body Sore

- Testimonial By Lynette Desmarais

Baria, our nine year young Andalusian mare, had chronic laminitis symptoms, with a chronically lame right front hoof. After failing to respond to many medical or herbal protocols, she was treated using a new herbal combination of Sang Zhi San and Body Sore. The result is truly amazing.
Thursday, April 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2148)/Comments (0)/
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