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Bruce Ferguson DVM, MS
P.O. Box 7100
Karawara, WA 6152
AUSTRALIA
Phone: + 61 41525-8269
Email: naturalvet@earthlink.net

Presentations and Publications
 

Education

B.S. 1982 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Major: Psychology
M.S. 1986 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Major: Psychology
D.V.M. 1992 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Class Standing 7/80, GPA 3.68

  • 1997-1998 International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, Training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Veterinary Acupuncture
  • 1998-1999 Traditional Chinese Veterinary Acupuncture, Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, Reddick, FL
  • 1998-1999 Traditional Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine, Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, Reddick, FL
  • 2000-2003 Human Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Program, Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, Gainesville, FL

Work Experience

  • 2007-Present               Adjunct Senior Lecturer and Consulting Specialist in TCVM, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia
  • 2007-Present               Sole Proprietor, Holistic Veterinary Care, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine practice, Perth, Western Australia
  • 2000-2007                   Sole Proprietor, Integrative Veterinary Services, a completely Holistic veterinary practice utilizing Acupuncture, Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine, Tui Na, and Nutrition
  • 1993-2000                  Sole Proprietor, Micanopy Animal Hospital, Micanopy
    Florida.  Mostly Conventional Practice, including exotics.
  • 1998-2000                 Animal Compliance Officer and Attending Veterinarian,
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida
  • 1992-1993                 Associate, Jackson Veterinary Hospital, St. Augustine
    Florida.  Small animals and exotics
  • 1992-1993                Attending Veterinarian, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, St. Augustine, FL
  • Summer 1990            Fellowship in Wildlife Rehabilitation, Willowbrook Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Summer 1989            Fellowship in Comparative Pathology and Comparative Animal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Teaching Experience

  • 2007-Present, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia
  • 2005-Present, Lecturer in TCVM: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy, and Tui Na for Chi Institute (Reddick, FL), International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (Fort Collins, CO), Qi Academy (Dusseldorf, Germany), Chi Institute Europe (Madrid, Spain), and Chi Institute Australia (Perth, Australia)
  • 2005 Lecturer, North American Veterinary Conference Post-Graduate Institute, Orlando, Florida
  • 2004 Lecturer, Veterinary Acupuncture, Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Massachusetts
  • 2003-Present Lecturer, Veterinary Acupuncture Wet-Lab. The North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, Florida
  • 2003 Lecturer, Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA.
  • 2002-2004 Lecturer, Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ft. Collins, CO.
  • 2000- 2003 Instructor, Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, Gainesville, FL
  • 1998-Present Instructor, Veterinary Acupuncture. Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, Reddick, FL
  • 2003-Present Instructor, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine, Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, Reddick, FL
  • Summer 1997- Instructor VEM 5208: Additional Approaches in Disease 2002 Treatment and Prevention: Complementary and Alternative Medicine, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine

Professional Organizations

  • Australian Veterinary Association
  • Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association

Public Service

  • 2011-Present, Assistant Editor, American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary  Medicine
  • 2006-Present, President, American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
  • 2006-Presen, Editorial Board, American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
  • 2006-Present,  Executive Board, Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association
  • 2002- 2003, Board of Directors, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.
  • 1999-2002, Interviewer of Candidates for Admission to Veterinary School,
    St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies
  • 1998-2001, Member, Institutional Animal Care and Use
    Committee, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  • 1994-2004, Veterinarian, Florida Wildlife Care, Inc., Gainesville, FL

Publications

Refereed

  • Ferguson, B. (2011). Suggested Changes inn Location and Function and Pairing of Eight Distal
    Limb Acupoints in Dogs and Cats. American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, 6:2, 17-22.
  • Ferguson, B. (2011). Characteristics and TCVM Treatment Strategies for Eight Basic Tongue
    Quality Abnormalities. American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, 6:1, 79-81.
  • Ferguson, B. (2011). Qigong for the TCVM Practitioner: Generating Zong Qi.
    American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, 6:1, 79-81.
  • Ferguson, B. (2010). Qigong for the TCVM Practitioner: Nurturing the Center.
    American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, 5:1, 95-97.
  • Ferguson, B. (2009). Characteristics and TCVM Treatment Strategies for Eight Basic Pulse      Quality Abnormalities.  American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine,   4:2, 81-91.
  • Ferguson, B. (2009). Qigong for the TCVM Practitioner: Activating Extraordinary Vessels.
    American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, 4:2, 104-106.
  • Ferguson, B. (2009). Qigong for the Practitioner: Introduction.  American Journal of      Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, 4:1, 84-86.
  • Ferguson, B. (2008). The Importance of Bian Zheng (Pattern Differentiation) in TCVM.
    American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, 3:1, 67-69.
  • Ferguson, B. (2007). Chronic, Progressive, Unexplained Weight Loss in a 12 month old West   Highland White Terrier.  American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary       Medicine, 2:1, 69-70.
  • Ferguson, B. (2006). Veterinary Tui-na. American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary      Medicine, 1:1, 34-35.
  •  Chandra, A.M.S., Ginn, P.E., Ferguson, B., Terrrell, S.P., Adjiri-Awere, A., Dennis, P., and   Homer, B.L. (2000). Canine Distemper Virus Infection in Binturongs (Arctictis                       binturong). Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 12:1, 88-91.
  • Ferguson,B., and Ludwig, D.  (1991). Post release survival and behavior of hand-reared American robins (Turdus migratorius).  National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association,
    proceedings, Vol. 8/1.

Non-refereed

  • Ferguson, B. (2003). Case Studies of Herbal Protocols for Companion Animals. Journal of the American Herbalists Guild, 4:1, 13-21.
  • Ferguson, B. (1999). The Use of a Chinese Herbal Formula to Significantly Reduce Chronic Stifle Pain in a Canine Patient after Acupuncture and Western Medications Failed to Help. Start Group, Autumn, Institute of Traditional Medicine, Portland, OR.
  • Ferguson, B. (1998).  Equine Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Hackney World, Sep/Oct, 21-24.
  • Ferguson, B. (2002). Chinese Pulse Diagnosis Part I: Qualities , Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Asociation, 21:2, pp. 33-37.
  • Ferguson, B. (2000). Integrative Management of Common Chronic Canine and Feline Health    Disorders. Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Asociation, 19:3,                         pp.25-31.

Papers presented

  • 2012    Lecturer in TCVM: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy, and Tui Na for Chi Institute (Reddick, FL), International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (Fort Collins, CO), Qi Academy (Dusseldorf, Germany), Chi Institute Europe (Madrid, Spain), and Chi Institute Australia (Perth, Australia)
  • 2011    13TH ANNUAL TRADITIONAL CHINESE VETERINARY MEDICINE CONFERENCE, November 3 to 6, 2011. Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine. Reddick, FL. How to Treat Wei Syndrome; An Effective and Simple Protocol to Treat Intervertebral Disk Disease Associated with a Qi-Deficient/Stagnation Pattern; Beyond Transposition: Symmetry and Balance in Small Quadruped Distal Points; How I Treat Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis (GME); TCVM Treatment of Lizards.
  • 2011    New Zealand Veterinary Association Annual Conference, Hamilton, NZ. “Scientific Evidence for the Validity of Veterinary Acupuncture”; “Disease Processes Benefited by Veterinary Acupuncture: Experimental Research”; “Scientific Research and Efficacy of Equine Acupuncture”; “Selected Practical Applications of Equine Acupuncture Diagnostics and Treatments”.
  • 2011    The Canadian Oriental Medical Conference, Vancouver, BC. Balance Method for Pain with New Points and TCVM Food Therapeutics for Animals. The Tongue as a Diagnostic Tool Reflecting Changes During Different Stages of a Patient’s Life Cycle. Tongue Diagnosis and Treatment Algorithms for Great Clinical Results.
  • 2011    International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, Denver, CO. Acupuncture Balance Method, Wei and Bi Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Treatment.
  • 2011    International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, San Antonio, TX. Basic Acupuncture Training Course: Wei and Bi Syndrome.
  • 2009    Herbal Formula Selection 101: Dermatology, Herbal Formula Selection 101: Cardiovascular, Herbal Formula Selection 101: Pulmonary, Herbal Formula Selection 101: Gastrointestinal Disease, Herbal Formula Selection 101: Endocrine, North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • 2009    Keynote Speaker, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Annual Congress, San Antonio, Texas
  • 2009    Acupuncture for Neoplasia and Gastrointestinal Disorders. Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference, Darwin, Australia.
  • 2008    Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical Food Therapy. Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference, Perth, Western Australia.
  • 2006    Clinical Applications of Veterinary Acupuncture and Introduction to Veterinary Tui Na. American Veterinary Medical Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 2006    Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical Food Therapy. Wild West Veterinary Conference, Reno, Nevada.
  • 2005    Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical Food Therapy. American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, Minneapolis, MN.
  • 2004    Acute Disease Management with Acupuncture for Humans and Small Animals, Medical Acupuncture Training Program for Physicians, sponsored by UCLA Medical Acupuncture for Physicians training program, Boca Raton, Florida
  • 2004     TCM Basis of the Formation and Circulation of the Wei Qi.  the 29th International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Congress, Belgium.
  • 2004     Using the Formation and Circulation of the Wei Qi to Treat Cancer.  the 29th   International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Congress, Belgium.
  • 2004     The Integrative Management of Canine and Feline Cardiovascular Disease with TCVM and Western Nutraceuticals, The Third International Conference on TCVM, Guangzou, China.
  • 2004    A Review of the Use of Echinacea Herb for Immunological Disorders, The Third International Conference on TCVM, Guangzou, China.
  • 2004     Introduction to Small Animal Energetic Diagnosis and Veterinary TuiNa Training
    Experience, Gaia Lectures, Medicines from the Earth, Black Mountain, NC
  • 2004    Veterinary Tui Na, Italian Veterinary Acupuncture Society, European Meetings, Padova, Italy
  • 2004    Avain and Exotic Animal Acupuncture. The North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, FL
  • 2004     Introduction to Veterinary Tui Na. The North American Veterinary Conference,            Orlando, FL
  • 2003    Veterinary Acupuncture: History, Anatomy and Physiology. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance, May, 2003, Safety Harbor Florida. Ferguson, B.
  • 2003    Basic Veterinary Tui Na. Acupuncture and Oriental       Medicine Alliance, May, 2003, Safety Harbor Florida. Ferguson, B.
  • 2003    Basic Applied Veterinary Tui Na, Colorado State University College of            Veterinary Medicine,  March 2003.
  • 2002    Natural Plant Remedies in Small Herbivores. Annual Exotics Veterinary Medical Conference, Key West, June 2002. Ferguson, B.
  • 2002    Practical Acupuncture in Birds.  Annual Exotics Veterinary Medical Conference, Key West, June 2002. Ferguson, B.
  • 2002    Veterinary Acupuncture: History, Anatomy and Physiology. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance, May, 2002, San Francisco. Ferguson, B.
  • 2002    Basic Applied Veterinary Acupuncture.  Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance,
    May, 2002, San Francisco. Ferguson, B.
  • 2001    Traditional Chinese Medical Theory (TCM) and Veterinary Acupuncture of Wildlife and Exotic Animals.  the 27th International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Congress, Ottawa, Canada.
  • 2001      Gaia Medicines from the Earth Conference,  Black Mountain, NC. Basic Applied  Veterinary Nature Cure and Herbal Medicine for Cats and Dogs, Ferguson, B.
  • 2001      Gaia Medicines from the Earth Conference,  Black Mountain, NC. Advanced                 Veterinary Herbal Medicine and Common Canine and Feline Health Disorders,       Ferguson, B.
  • 2001       Fifth Anuual Llama Health Seminar, University of Florida College of Veterinary                 Medicine, Gainesville, FL. Alternative Medicine and Common Llama Diseases.    Ferguson, B.
  • 2000       Second Annual International Conference of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine    Guangzhao, China, Integrative Management of Canine Dermatological Disorders.
    Ferguson, B.
  • 2000       Independent Organic Inspectors Association, Organic Livestock Inspector Training, Orlando, FL. Holistic Animal Health Management- Methods, Materials and Nutrition.  Ferguson, B.  
  • 1999      Florida Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Orlando, FL
    Traditional Chinese Medicine and Gastrointestinal Health, Ferguson, B.
  • 1993     The North American Veterinary Conference, Orlando, Florida. The           
    Behavior and Biology of Domestic Rabbits, Ferguson, B.

Reviews

  • 2000    The Nature of Animal Healing, Martin Goldstein, DVM, Journal of
    the American Veterinary Medical Association, 216,11:1738, Ferguson, B.
  • 2008    Handbook for Veterinarians, Classical Formulas for Animals, Steve Marsden, DVM, American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Volume 3, Number 1.
  • Papers in Preparation
  • 2012    Keynote Speaker, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, Galway, Ireland, International Congress on TCVM. Topics to include: New Point Location, Coupling and Balance of Distal Points in Canids and Equids, and TCVM Food Therapy

    Chapters Published
  • 2010    Herbal Formulas to Regulate Stagnant Qi, Herbal Formulas to Relieve Food Stagnation,            Herbal Formulas to Stop Bleeding, Herbal Formulas to Invigorate Blood and Break             Blood Stasis. Xie’s Chinese Veterinary Herbology. Xie, H. and Preast, V. (eds), 2010.       Wiley-  Blackwell, Ames, Iowa.
  • 2006    Alternative and Complementary Veterinary Therapies, in Reptile Medicine and Surgery, 2nd Edition, edited by Doug Mader, Saunders/Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 2007    Acupuncture and Moxibustion Techniques, in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Volume 2, Elesevier, edited by Xie, Huisheng.

Books Published

  • 2007    Xie, H., Ferguson, B., Deng, X. (2007). Application of Tui-Na in Veterinary Medicine. 2nd edition, Chi Institute, Reddick, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

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