Xie's Chinese Veterinary Herbology serves as a practical guide to the theory and application of Chinese Herbal Medicine into veterinary practices. Divided into three parts, the book covers herbal materia medica used in treating various disorders and diseases, herbal formulas, and the clinical application of treatments. The book also outlines each herb's history, the formulation of herbal recipes, energetic actions, indications and contraindications of each formula, dosages, and clinical and pharmacological studies performed with herbal treatments. This text serves as an invaluable reference to veterinarians looking to expand treatment options.
Huisheng Xie received his DVM at the Sichuan College ofAnimal Science and Veterinary Medicine in Sichuan, China. He was anassistant and staff veterinarian in the College of VeterinaryMedicine of the Beijing Agricultural University. After receivinghis master of veterinary science in veterinary acupuncture, he wasassistant and associate professor in the Beijing AgriculturalUniversity College of Veterinary Medicine. He received advancedtraining in human acupuncture at the Beijing College of TraditionalChinese Medicine and the National Academy of Traditional ChineseMedicine, and later earned his PhD from the University of Floridafor investigation of the mechanisms of pain control in horses usingacupuncture. Currently, he is clinical assistant professor anddirector of the acupuncture internship training program in theCollege of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. Dr.Xie is founder of the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida, whichtrains veterinarians in Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine(www.tcvm.com). He has received achievement awards from theMinistry of Agriculture, the National Science and TechnologyCommittee, the Beijing Agricultural University, Nihon University(Japan), University of Mexico (Mexico), and China National Societyof TCVM. He speaks internationally on veterinary acupuncture andherbal medicine, and is the author of numerous books and papers.His textbooks include Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicineand Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Volume 1, FundamentalPrinciples. Vanessa Preast received her DVM from the University ofFlorida in 2000. As a graduate of the Chi Institute, she becamecertified in small animal acupuncture. She incorporated acupunctureinto her practice of small animal medicine and surgery. Currently,she is a doctoral student in teaching and learning. She coauthoredand edited Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine andTraditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Volume 1, FundamentalPrinciples.