Articles

Articles on legislation and of general interest on the use of homeopathy for farm and other animals.

Legislation

UK 1966 Veterinary Surgeons Act (Source British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons)

General Articles

Homeopathy on the farm

The transcript of a talk for CAM Homoeopathy Conference 18/6/2008 – Oliver Dowding – “Homoeopathy on the farm – If homeopathic success is all in the patient’s mind, how does this work for animals?”

A Study on Use of Homeopathy on Sheep – Patricia Rampton – 4th Year Research Project (2006) The London School of Classical Homeopathy

This Whole Health Agriculture article about HAWL Farmer, Pat Aherne from Cork, Ireland, and his homeopath vet Tom Farrington shows charts for cow fertility improvements following the introduction of homeopathy for his conventional dairy herd. 

Is there a role for Homoeopathy in the treatment of the farm animal Chris Lees’ dissertation for a degree in Agriculture and Land Management at The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

Homeopathy and Mastitis

The India Study  paper entitled “The comparative efficacy of homeopathic and allopathic systems of medicine in the management of clinical mastitis of Indian dairy cows by J.P. Varshney abd R. Naresh from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute concluded “the combination of Phytolacca, Calcarea fluorica, Silica, Belladonna, Bryonia, Arnica, Conium and Ipecacuanha (Healwell VT-6) was effective and economical in the management of mastitis in lactating dairy cows.”

This paper published in 2020 by Maria Fernandez Portales on the Efficacy of Homeopathic Herd Health Management in Antibiotic Resistant Dairy Cattle in Northern Spain concluded “when comparing treatments in dairy farms, homeopathy is more effective at keeping SCC below the 250 threshold.”

An “Assessment of the effect of homoeopathic nosodes in subclinical
bovine mastitis by Kiarazm, Tajik, and Nava” concluded that “treatment of cows with subclinical mastitis using a combination of homeopathic nosodes resulted in lower SCC and reduced isolated bacteria compared with the
control group. In addition, the nosodes had an effect in reducing the incidence of mastitis.”

Homeopathy and the Environment

In this YouTube video, Veterinarian, Prof Leoni Bonamin discusses homeopathy in the context of environmental pathology. Prof Bonamin also discusses the study in which the protective role of isotherapy in Artemia salina exposed to pesticides and heavy metals was verified, highlighting that this crustacean is a known experimental model of eco-toxicology.

Homeoprophylaxis – Nosodes

Prevention of TB (in humans) with  Tuberculinum – For those who would like to know more about the use of nosodes this is a really good easy to read synopsis.  There is an interesting reference to the prevention of TB (in humans) with the use of Tuberculinum.  When farmers use nosodes it is really advisable to understand a bit about what you are trying to do and why nosodes might help.  It is also importamt to know what nosodes are and the various different types.  ‘Nosode’ has slipped into general parlance which is not at all accurate in homeopathic terms,  and what is seen to be useful in prophylaxis (preventing disease) is not always either appropriate, or a nosode.