Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Two campaigns have been initiated that call upon the RCVS to take action on the use of homeopathy in veterinary practice. In 2010, a House of Commons Science and Technology report concluded that such practices perform no better than placebo and are based on principles that are “scientifically implausible”.
The National Institute for clinical excellence has subsequently ended funding for homeopathy through the NHS.
The two campaigns ask the RCVS to
1 – ban veterinary surgeons from prescribing homeopathy as a treatment for animals – https://www.change.org/p/the-royal-college-of-veterinary-surgeons-a-call-to-ban-veterinary-surgeons-from-prescribing-homeopathy-as-a-treatment-for-animals
2 – ensure animal owners are making informed decisions when selecting homeopathy by producing a position statement on homeopathy, requiring informed owner consent when it is used and a disclaimer when it is advertised - https://www.vetsurgeon.org/microsites/private/rational-medicine/p/veterinary-homeopathy-petition.aspx
BEVA is committed to the promotion of veterinary and allied sciences for the welfare of the horse.
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