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Hey, fascinating Jon! I love it when someone knowledgeable comes into the room with nice explanations for why things work. I'm actually pretty surprised to hear that veterinary medicine is so far behind human medicine. I'm an enormous animal lover, but the cynic in me would have thought that practice of risky procedures could be more common than they are with humans and so there would be more opportunity for “evidence based” procedures! Then again, animals offer absolutely no feedback whatsoever, and can often act fine when they're hurting… At any rate, here's another article:http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-32117815"Scientists recreated a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon remedy using onion, garlic and part of a cow's stomach. They were "astonished" to find it almost completely wiped out staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA."Score two for the old leechbook, eh fellas?