Dr. Doug Mader's - "To Your Pet's Health"
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Leeches find their way back to modern medicine

Dr. Doug; I heard that veterinarians are using leeches to treat wounds. Is that true? I thought that went out with the Romans a million years ago! Aren't they gross and dirty? Don't they just cause more infection? Help settle a bet I have with a friend. Thanks! LB

Dear LB: Yes, leeches are being used, albeit uncommonly, in veterinary medicine for a number of applications....

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