This story from facebook was submitted to expose the U of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine using alternative healing on a rescue bird.
This American Bald Eagle, a donation brought to the zoological medicine service three weeks ago after being found injured in Suwanee County, has been receiving therapy for broken bones in its feet and lower leg. Acupuncture therapy has been administered as a supplement to traditional treatment in order to stimulate bone healing, appetite and blood flow in the eagle.
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Yeah, only there is no evidence that it “stimulates bone healing, appetite and blood flow”. This is rather disgraceful and the comments reflect this. Thank you to Martha Keller for the comments she supplied on this FB page.
Watch Dr. Martha Keller’s talk from TAM on this pseudoscience in veterinary medicine.