This podcast will discuss the clinical use of mushrooms in veterinary species for cancer (turkey tail, Reishi, maitake, shiitake mushrooms and chaga); vaccine titer immune competence (oyster mushroom); support of the CKD patient (cordyceps mushroom); Canine Cognitive Disorder (Lion’s Mane mushroom), and Microbiome support (all mushrooms).
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Reports of clinical success using mushrooms in the treatment of cancer, immune modulation, chronic infections, providing energy and stamina to athletes, and for both metabolic and cognitive support have all been supported by multiple objective published studies, although not many in veterinary species. The use of mushrooms for medicinal applications in our veterinary species is in its infancy with the recent resurgence of popular, academic, and clinical interest in this emerging therapeutic.
On this episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, host Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, sat down with Robert Silver DVM, MS, chief veterinary officer Real Mushrooms, to talk about what these medicinal mushrooms can do for your patients.
Below is a partial transcript. Listen to the full episode to hear more.
Robert Silver DVM, MS: That's the first question I get, what's it for? Now I'm just going to go and talk about a few specific mushrooms and give a few of what I think are their highest callings for the veterinary practitioner. You know, it's there's only so much time available, I could spend a full podcast on a single mushroom, there's so much information, and still not have enough time to cover it all. So we'll do our best to cover the most salient points and I'll start with Turkey Tail.