When we treat our patients holistically – as we should – we take into consideration not only their physical health, but their mental health and stamina, too. We need to consider all aspects of the environment that may adversely affect a patient’s health and wellbeing, including the micro biome.
The micro biome forms an integral part of the immune system, and has gained increasing attention in both human and veterinary medicine in recent years. Research has shown that 75-80% of our immune system is located in the gut, making a diverse, symbiotic, balanced micro biome essential to the health, healing and recovery of our patients.
Humans have over 100 trillion microbes in their gut, and the numbers are similar for animals. With the extensive use of microbe-damaging treatments such as antibiotics, NSAIDs and opiates, and exposure to pesticides, herbicides, chlorine, fluoride and other chemicals, the micro biome of the animal you’re treating may not be in any condition to promote healing.
Micro biome restorative therapy (MBRT) strengthens the whole body by restoring the micro biome of the gut. Veterinarians have been using fecal transplants in cattle and pigs for many years, but until now there has been no protocol for small animals. The practice is increasingly viewed as an integral component of veterinary healthcare and is used extensively in the US, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, Israel and Japan. At our clinic, we’ve conducted over 7000 MBRT treatments.
The success of MBRT is dependent on three components: