AVMA: Scientific evidence inconclusive for acupuncture treatment in pets

02/13/2010 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

More veterinarians in the U.S. are offering acupuncture and other homeopathic solutions to treat pet ailments. However, AVMA notes that the scientific evidence as to the efficacy of such treatments in pets remains inconclusive. "We recognize there is some indication that these treatments can benefit animals, but there has not been a preponderance of evidence saying this is the way we should be treating them over other methods that have been proven scientifically," Dr. Craig Smith of AVMA said.

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