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No evidence for homeopathy, says RCVS

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By Robin Fearon

Vets should view homeopathic veterinary medicine as complementary rather than an alternative to conventional treatment, according to a statement issued by the RCVS last week.

At a meeting on 2 November a vote of 29 in favour, with one abstention, confirmed the RCVS Council’s position in a concise statement on homeopathy (see box).

RCVS president Stephen May said the statement made clear to the veterinary community the council’s position on the efficacy and ethics of complementary and alternative medicines.

‘What we have is a statement that reinforces the evidence-based and sound scientific foundations of our profession and our commitment to put animal health and welfare at the forefront of all we do,’ he said.

‘I am very pleased that the overwhelming majority of council members agreed with this statement and that the college has a firm and clear position on this important …

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