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Status of Veterinary Homeopathy


The AVMA reports that use of homeopathy in veterinary practice has continued to be controversial, with proponents arguing that it can be effective for animal disease and opponents asserting that there is insufficient evidence that it has any of the claimed benefits. The Federal Trade Commission has recently ruled that homeopathic medicines cannot claim effectiveness without “competent and reliable scientific evidence.” The FDA may also release new regulations concerning the practice later this year.

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More information on homeopathy and other types of alternative medicine is available in the Merck Veterinary Manual.