Almost any problem that can be treated by traditional western medicine can be treated by veterinary nutritional therapy such as herbal medicine. Examples of chronic diseases that respond to nutritional therapy include skin allergies, ear infections, asthma, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, epilepsy, thyroid disease and a host of other conditions. Veterinarians who practice nutritional therapy according to academy standards have found that many otherwise chronically ill patients, can be restored to health. They have also found that proper herbs for animals can rapidly and gently treat a diverse array of acute conditions from traumatic injuries to infections and poisonings. Veterinary nutritional therapy is a holistic discipline and the principles of good health such as diet, exercise and removal of stresses are also part of the process or restoring health.