Reading the recent JAVMA News report1 on the AVMA House of Delegates resolution identifying homeopathy as ineffective, I was bewildered by the comment attributed to Dr. Kenneth Bartels, House Advisory Committee vice chair, that the resolution could put the AVMA on a slippery slope toward examining many other medical modalities.
One wonders where we would be if, throughout our history, the veterinary profession had not routinely examined the medical modalities it used. Would we still be using bloodletting? Firing horse's shins? Scientific scrutiny should be the default for all medical practices, with