CAM Conversation

Great conversations and lectures from a group of professionals.

CAM conversation WITH CAM Gwen Covey-Crump ABOUT NSAIDs versus Neutraceuticals

What is your veterinary background?

I qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College in 2001 and spent the next 3 years in small animal general practice. Between 2004 and 2008 I completed a senior clinical training scholarship in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia at the University of Bristol, gaining the RCVS certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia, before going on to work as a veterinary anaesthetist at the University of Cambridge Queens Veterinary Hospital. Returning to Bristol in December 2009 I took the team lead role for Langford Veterinary Services(LVS). I received the Diploma of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2012.

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CAM conversation WITH Mike Petty ABOUT Cannabidiol use in the USA

Dr. Michael Petty, DVM, is the author of Dr. Petty’s Pain Relief for Dogs: The Complete Medical and Integrative Guide to Treating Pain (Countryman Press, February 2016). He is a veterinarian and certified veterinary pain management expert and acupuncturist. As the owner of the Arbor Pointe Veterinary Hospital and the Animal Pain Center in Canton, Michigan, he has devoted his professional life to the care and well-being of animals. The Animal Pain Center which is a referral facility treating acute, chronic, and post-surgical pain and conditions with the use of acupuncture, rehabilitation, myofascial trigger point therapy along with more traditional pharmaceutical interventions. Within this sphere of care, he has expanded his knowledge to encompass the most up-to-date and compassionate treatments available.

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CAM conversation WITH Sarah Fisher ABOUT helping reduce impact on posture

Sarah Fisher is a TTouch Instructor and behaviour counsellor. She organises TTouch trainings for the UK and teaches staff workshops for many of the UK’s top animal shelters. Sarah also fosters challenging puppies for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and assesses dogs for court cases.

Sarah works with private clients, and lectures around the UK and internationally and has given talks and demonstrations on dog and horse handling and behaviour for a variety of organisations.

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CAM conversation WITH Andrea Tarr FROM Veterinary Prescriber ABOUT which NSAID to use

How do Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) work?

What the drugs in this class have in common is that they inhibit cyclo-oxygenase (also known as COX), a key enzyme involved in the production of molecules (including prostaglandins) in the body in response to injury. This action gives them pain-relieving, fever-reducing (antipyretic) and anti-inflammatory effects.

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CAM conversation WITH CAM Hannah Capon ABOUT Cartrophen Vet

What is Cartrophen Vet?

Cartrophen Vet contains the active ingredient pentosan polysulfate sodium and is a prescription only medicine for the treatment of arthritis in dogs. It is classified as a disease modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD) and is proven to help improve the health of the joint, thereby relieving the symptoms of pain and lameness. Cartrophen Vet is unique as it is the only veterinary licensed DMOAD available in the UK and Ireland.

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CAM conversation WITH Claire Roberts ABOUT Measuring quality of life of dogs in veterinary practice

What is your veterinary background?

I graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Sciences Edinburgh in 2012 before working in both mixed and small animal practices. I started at the University of Bristol in 2015 investigating the welfare of farm and pet cats, where my interest in the assessment of quality of life in pets began. I am now undertaking a PhD looking at how veterinary professionals assess the quality of life of dogs in their practice and how it can help improve the welfare of dogs.

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CAM conversation WITH CAM Carly Nairn ABOUT Laser Therapy use in osteoarthritis

Remind us how Laser Therapy works

When laser light penetrates tissues, photons from the light will stimulate a physiological process within the cells. They penetrate unhealthy cells and stimulate the cell membrane and the structures within the cell, these release enzymes that help to normalise the cell function, give pain relief and encourage healing.

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