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This website contains information on various treatments and products that I, Roger Meacock BVSc MRCVS, a fully qualified Veterinary Surgeon, use within my International Referral and Second Opinion practice since I first started specialising in Complementary and Alternative techniques beginning with magnotherapy in about 1996, followed by Scenar from early 1998. Various other techniques and products have been added since then, and no doubt there are more to come ...
The majority of my veterinary work is with horses, although I treat quite a few dogs too. There is no reason why these products and techniques cannot be applied to farming and/or other species not mentioned at present where appropriate. I also treat people in my capacity as a Complementary and Alternative Practitioner. There are more details on this aspect of my work alongside products suitable for human use on my other website accessible through the "Human Treatments" tab in the main menu.
Whilst the mainstream Veterinary Medical Authorities consider that the majority of these techniques and products to be "unproven", I and my Clients have had considerable successes, in many cases where "proven" approaches have failed. There are a number of genuine reasons why some of the techniques and products I use have not been subjected to the sort of trials often mistaken as evidence for being effective and "proven". Similarly, many "proven" commonly used techniques and products do not have this level of proof either! In many cases the "science" behind these "proven" techniques and products is poor, unrepeatable and unreliable. This is what Dr Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet had to say on the subject in The Lancet in 2015.
He also wrote as Guest Editor for the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA 2000; 172:148-149)
"The mistake, of course, is to have thought that peer review was any more than a crude means of discovering the acceptability — not the validity — of a new finding. Editors and scientists alike insist on the pivotal importance of peer review. We portray peer review to the public as a quasi-sacred process that helps to make science our most objective truth teller. But we know that the system of peer review is biased, unjust, unaccountable, incomplete, easily fixed, often insulting, usually ignorant, occasionally foolish, and frequently wrong."
I am constantly on the look-out for new techniques, products and ideas to improve my treatment capabilities and services that I offer and to fill any gaps. I have a wish list .... !!!
If you have a specific veterinary health issue you are seeking help for, you may find relevant information on the website. However, I cannot cover every condition and species here so please contact me with individual requests to discuss your situation for a fair and honest appraisal. I get the vast majority of my work through recommendation and word of mouth, so it's not in my or your interest to give you an unrealistic expectation. However, many cases that were previously written off with no hope (either at all or unless without drastic surgery or risky medication) have made an excellent recovery using my holistic approach and mostly non-invasive techniques. I use injections where needed (eg for Sweet Itch or for sedation where necessary), but haven't performed surgery for many years as there are good surgeons I would rather refer to as appropriate if I consider that I, or others I know, cannot help avoid it. Sometimes my role is just to refer patients to a more appropriate option or to see others first and in the right order to ensure my work is most effective.
The vast majority of my work is within the UK although I have clients in Italy, Norway, France, Guernsey, and beyond. If there is enough work I will travel wherever I am required. Within the UK I have clients in Kent, Cornwall, Scotland and between! If there are enough clients in one area I will travel. Alternatively, I can travel long distances for fewer treatments but have to charge more per treatment accordingly to cover travel costs, driving time and treatment time too.
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