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Fearful Dog Treated with TCVM

Fearful Dog Treated with TCVM

by Connie L. Clemons-Chevis, DVM, CVA, CVT, CVCH

History: A 2 year old, intact female, Portuguese water dog was brought in for loss of confidence and not performing well in high performance trials. When the dog was four months old she was very confident, out-going and the owner described her as being "a cock on the walk". At six months of age the dog started showing and did okay. At eight months of age, after some emotional trauma, the dog started acting fearful, running from strangers and acting very insecure, and loose, diarrheic stool. The dog was on Anxiety drops and was fed fish and meat-based kibble with fruits, veggies and grains. On a scale of 0-10 with 0 being the worst and 10 being the best, the dog rated a 3.
Sunday, August 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2205)/Comments (0)/
Rescue Horse Helped with TCVM

Rescue Horse Helped with TCVM

by Beth Hirsch, DVM

Robinson is a rescue horse, who is living in retirement. He initially presented for intermittent wet "squirts" of water following fecal production. He is always lame due to an old injury resulting in advanced arthritis in his left knee and old injury near the left front coronary band. He has difficulty lying down and getting back up, worse when it is damp and cold outside. "Robbie" is somewhat friendly and laid back, but seems to prefer routine and can be a bit reserved. He gets along with his pasture-mates for the most part, but sometimes gets grumpy and bites the cow who lives with him. Robbie’s owner’s goal is to improve his quality of life and comfort level. Robinson was seen four times over 2 months. The first treatment focused on the Spleen Qi deficiency and diarrhea, which resolved completely after the first treatment. Remaining visits focused on treating his TCVM pattern by tonifying Kidney Qi and Yang, tonifying the spleen to help eliminate damp and moving Qi to relieve pain associated with the arthritis in his left front knee and lower limb. By his last treatment obbie was doing very well, with barely noticeable lameness some days, good attitude and no diarrhea. At this time herbal treatment was chosen to extend his comfort and time between acupuncture treatments.
Sunday, August 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1558)/Comments (0)/
Cat with Spinal Injury Unable to Defecate

Cat with Spinal Injury Unable to Defecate

by Susan J. Colbassani, VMD

"Jack" is a 5 year old, 10 lb. neutered male domestic shorthair cat. In October of 2006 he presented, after being hit by a car, with a badly mangled right hind leg and spinal trauma. The turned him over to the veterinarian. It was necessary to amputate the injured leg, but even with neurologic deficits in the tail and remaining leg, he was able to ambulate well and live a normal life.
Sunday, August 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2201)/Comments (0)/
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 (5799)/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 Asthma / Heaves in Broodmare Treated with TCVM

Chronic Asthma / Heaves in Broodmare Treated with TCVM

By Barbara Allard Ward, DVM, CVA, CVTP

Abstract:  A 13 year old broodmare with chronic asthma/heaves has a deformed foal, the deformity suspected to be secondary to a marked “heave line”.  Treatment with Chinese herbal therapy and other traditional Chinese veterinary medicine modalities was successful in managing the “heaves”.  Subsequent foals were normal. 

 

Signalment:  “One Hot Mama”, 13 year old thoroughbred mare.  Bred March 23 and is in foal.

Owner’s complaint:  Chronic cough.  Occasional thick, yellow nasal discharge.  Cough worse in winter.

Thursday, April 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2129)/Comments (0)/
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