It’s about the dog.

I was recently invited to speak to a group of veterinary students about acupuncture and integrative medicine. So I talked about the wonders of fascia (the glad wrap of the body) and how acupuncture meridians travelled along these super highways and their close relationship with osteopathic and chiropractic techniques. Along…

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A melting pot of new ideas

It’s been two months since the annual Australian Veterinary Conference in Brisbane was held. The conference was a good time to touch base with the latest ideas and research. On the one hand was a lecture on the possible association of feed raw chicken with polyradiculoneuritis (coonhound paralysis) and across…

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Ready, set, rehab!

The last 12 months has seen me explore the world of canine rehabilitation in a bit more detail. Three workshops with the American based Canine Rehabilitation Institute and an internship later, I am now officially a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). Here are the chickens trying out my brand new cavalettis….

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Coonhound paralysis

Acute canine polyradiculoneuritis is more commonly known as Coonhound paralysis. There are a number of theories on the cause of this disease. In North America, dog  may be affected by contact with something in raccoon saliva. There are obviously no raccons in Australia but Coonhound paralysis does occur here. The…

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