How can we introduce medical mushrooms into veterinary medicine?


In an interview with dvm360®, Dr Robert Silver explained the first step to incorporating medical mushrooms in veterinary medicine is completing necessary research.

During an interview with dvm360®, Robert Silver, DVM, MS, shared that to use medical mushrooms in veterinary medicine, it is critical that studies are first completed regarding their safety for companion animals so veterinarians can better understand the risks and rewards.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript.

Robert Silver, DVM, MS: We need to get some studies going, that is really what we need in [companion animals] versus in laboratory animals or test tubes or things like that and we just don't have those right now...I think the first study that we really need to do with mushrooms—and there are so many different mushrooms so you really need to do them 1 at a time—is a safety study.

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