"Dr. Plechner's Corner" is a compilation of veterinary and animal research articles by
Al Plechner, DVM.  Some of the articles found in this section are also co-authored with other colleagues as well.


Lectures Presented to the Broda Barnes MD Research Foundation

I wanted to share with you, the lectures that I presented 14 years ago, to the Broda Barnes MD Research Foundation. The lectures will give you an idea about the Genetic Ice Age that the world is slowly developing. Unfortunately my clinical studies and findings, have being barely considered, 14 years later or my original […]

How Do You Determine if a Canine Patient has Cushing’s Syndrome or Atypical Cortisol Estrogen Imbalance Syndrome (ACEIS)

Both conditions will have elevated amounts of cortisol. How can you tell the difference? Cushing’s syndrome is caused by the excess production of an active cortisol, created by the middle layer adrenal cortex referred to as the Zona Fasciculata. When Cushing’s syndrome is present according to the internet, the following clinical signs may occur: . […]

Food Sensitivities in Humans, Canines and Felines

Today’s humans, dogs and cats are facing a wide variety of food problems that can cause food intolerances and food allergies. Both conditions vary from one another, but the clinical signs and symptoms are very similar. FOOD INTOLERANCES Wikipedia defines a food intolerance as a non-allergic sensitivity or intolerance that does not occur from an […]

Some Necessary Facts to Know in Order to Successfully Treat and Endocrine Immune Imbalance, in Humans and Animals

The initial endocrine immune imbalance begins with the production of a deficient or defective cortisol, originating from the middle layer adrenal cortex, referred to as the Zona Fasciculata. A cortisol imbalance cannot fund the negative feedback mechanism to the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Because of this negative feedback deficit in cortisol, the hypothalamic gland will continue producing […]

Adrenal Estrogens: Are we missing something?

Dr. Al Plechner, veterinarian, has authored books about the importance of cortisol produced by the adrenal glands in preventing allergies, autoimmunity, and cancer. Citing Dr. William McK Jefferies classic book, “Safe Uses of Cortisone,” Dr. Plechner stresses that low cortisol production by the body due to stress, lack of exercise, poor nutrition and other factors […]

Please Try to Avoid Purchasing From a Puppy Mill

What is the definition of a puppy mill? The internet describes a puppy mill as “an establishment that breeds puppies for sale typically on an intensive basis, and in conditions as regarded as inhumane”. The ASPCA defines a puppy mill as “a large scale commercial breeding facility where profit is the only concern and the […]

The Cortisol Connection: How Adrenal Hormones Affect The Health of Pets (and Their Owners)

Steroids are a class of medications that are used to treat inflammation, allergic reactions and pain in pets. Synthetic steroids, such as prednisone, dexamethasone, prednisolone, and triamcinolone are already widely used in veterinarian practices. Synthetic steroids have a long list of side effects and may be dangerous to use for a prolonged period of time. […]

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