Alternatives: Therapeutic Options

Holistic Veterinary Medicine is a comprehensive approach to health care employing alternative and conventional diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. In practice, holistic veterinary medicine incorporates, but is not limited to
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The AAEP supports the rights of the veterinary practitioner to select and prescribe a course of therapy believed to be in the best interest of the horse and consistent with the Veterinary Oath of Practice.

Guidelines on Therapeutic Options (1992)

Diagnostic evaluation by a licensed veterinarian is required prior to any of the following therapies.

Acupuncture–Veterinary acupuncture and acutherapy are considered valid modalities, but the potential for abuse exists. These techniques should be regarded as surgical and/or medical procedures under state veterinary practice acts. It is recommended that extensive educational programs be undertaken before a veterinarian is considered competent to practice acupuncture

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AAEP Mission: To improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. More information: www.aaep.org.

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