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Is it Acid Reflux or Indigestion?

I remember 30 years ago we all used the word “indigestion” to refer to heartburn or stomach pain. With the advent of scientific research, we coined the phrase “acid reflux” and quickly people were using it interchangeably with “indigestion”. While the first line of treatment options for both conditions is the same – dietary or lifestyle changes, antacids or…

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Equine Vaccines & Titer Testing

Background Now that we’ve had more than a decade of national guidelines about animal vaccines, why is a vocal cohort still reluctant to embrace this knowledge?  After all, the national policies are all based on scientific facts. Do vaccine industry representatives fail to inform veterinarians about the duration of immunity and true regional and local…

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Avoid unnecessary vaccines with titer tests (Part III)

In my last two posts, I discussed the potential side-effects (vaccinosis) of over-vaccinating our pets, and the difference between MLV (modified live) and killed vaccines. I cautioned that dogs and cats with immune-mediated diseases are especially vulnerable to vaccinosis, since over-vaccination places additional stress on their already compromised immune systems and has been linked to…

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