Towards Resolution and Cure without Immune Suppression (IMHA)

Presented by Steve Marsden DVM ND MSOM Lac. Dipl.CH CVA AHG

Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) is a type II hypersensitivity disorder that is both recurrent and difficult to treat, resulting in almost half of affected animals being deceased within a year of diagnosis despite vigorous use of transfusions and immune suppressive medications. A case report is presented here of a dog refractory to these measures who suffered IMHA twice within a six month timespan. Chinese herbal medicine was effective in both instances, with no recurrences afterwards.


 Dr Steve Marsden received his doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1988. He has a doctorate in Naturopathic medicine, a Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine, his licensure in acupuncture and Diplomat status in Chinese herbology. He treats both pets and people in his Edmonton, Alberta practice. He is perhaps one of the best known and highly qualified Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine masters worldwide and is a frequent and seasoned lecturer for veterinary audiences worldwide. In 2009 he was awarded Canadian Veterinarian of the Year. In 2010 he was honored for his work as a veterinarian making a difference in BARK magazine and named Herbal Educator of the Year by AHVMA. In 2014 he released his latest textbook designed for easy use in practice, Essential Guide to Chinese Herbal Formulas.


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