Homeopathy in veterinary.

Scottish Parliamentary event promotes homeopathy as an alternative to antibiotics in farm animals

On 14 March, Mr Jim Eadie MSP and the British Homeopathic Association hosted an event at the Scottish Parliament to raise awareness of the role homeopathy could play in cleaning up the food chain, by replacing, and therefore reducing the use of, antibiotics. Political interest in this issue has been heightened since the announcement late last year that the EU is funding a €2 million research project investigating how homeopathy can be used to treat farm animals and reduce the use of antibiotics.

Geoff Johnson, a member of the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons, spoke about ways in which vets in the UK have successfully integrated homeopathy into veterinary practice. The event was attended by several MSPs as well as representatives from across the homeopathic community. Alexander Tournier, HRI Executive Director, was pleased to be able to attend and to take this valuable opportunity to put the case for investment in rigorous scientific research in homeopathy to members of the Scottish Parliament.



EU to phase out antibiotics for farm animal diseases

The European Parliament has backed the phasing out of antibiotics on farm animals for disease prevention in order to ensure such treatments remain effective for humans. Some farmers are already using alternative treatments such as homeopathy to prevent the spread of disease among their flocks.

The Parliament’s ’Resolution on the Public Health Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance’ calls on the European Commission to phase out the prophylactic use of antibiotics in livestock farming, calling instead for disease prevention through good hygiene, housing and animal husbandry, as well as strict bio-security measures. It has recommended the use of antibiotics as a ’last resort’ in exceptional, preferably individual, circumstances.

This development follows news that the EU is investing ’1.8m in a pilot research project to examine the effectiveness of homeopathic treatments on farm animals. With antibiotic resistance becoming a growing concern among farmers, the research will look at how homeopathy may be able to reduce the use of antibiotics in treating livestock.

Speaking on behalf of the UK’s Faculty of Homeopathy, homeopathic veterinarian Geoff Johnson spoke in favour of using homeopathic treatments on animals: ’Homeopathy is an invaluable tool on the farm, used by many farmers in the UK together with conventional treatment to reduce reliance on antibiotics. I’ve seen first-hand how effective homeopathy has been in treating sick animals.

Although to date there has been relatively little research into veterinary homeopathy, a number of Randomised Control Trials in the homeopathic treatment of a range of animal diseases have produced positive results. Clinical outcome studies into the homeopathic treatment of animals have also been positive. These results clearly indicate more research is needed in this area.

Some say homeopathy is just the placebo effect, but if that is the case, why have I seen it work so effectively for cows and other animals?’



BAHVS Delight at European Funding for Homeopathy Research

The British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons (BAHVS) is celebrating following the announcement that veterinary homeopathy research is likely to receive a huge cash injection.

The European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee (AGRI) is to vote on a draft budget of 2 million Euros (£1.7million) in order to pilot a research project and co-ordinate research on the use of homeopathy and phytotherapy on farm animals. A final decision is expected later this year.

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Anne the elephant says goodbye to the circus – with homeopathic care!

Experienced vets are being brought in to make sure she is well but Longleat is also hiring experts in reiki, homeopathy and herbal medicine to see if they can help her arthritis and skin problems.

Anne has a leisurely roll in a pile of sand before spending a good 40 minutes rubbing against assorted metal bars and gates. She pauses to suck up a few stray strands of hay that she sprays over her back. And then she trundles off for a snooze. It is hardly an action-packed day, but after half a century of hard circus graft, Anne the elephant could be forgiven for taking it easy. And, like minders keen to protect a sensitive star, her new keepers at Longleat Safari Park are not going to force her to perform for the cameras. Read the rest of this entry »

A Royal Audience for Homeopathic Vet Nick Thompson at the Annual National Equine Forum

Homeopathy at Wellie Level – training courses for vets

Homeopathy at Wellie Level (HAWL) began when a group of farmers, homeopaths and homeopathic vets realised they had a common concern about the lack of support offered to farmers who want to use homeopathy on their farm. They decided the best support was a basic, properly constructed, teaching course that would introduce the farmer to the subject as a whole, giving the student the building blocks of knowledge and confidence.

With an agriculture degree from the Royal Agriculture College, Cirencester, and a qualification in homeopathy, it was only natural that Christine Lees of Homeopathy at Wellie Level should turn her attention to alternative therapy for farm animals….

Christine Lees, originally from Lytham St Annes, has been shortlisted for the Livestock Advisor of the Year category at the Farmers Weekly Awards….

Homeopathy at Wellie Level offers 3 Day courses which aim to introduce the concepts and aims of homeopathy and to give students the tools to implement its use on their own farm. Students are taken on to a farm to practice observation of the animals and to learn how to see through homeopathic eyes. There is an interval of a few weeks between course days to give students a chance to apply what they have learnt.

To learn more about HAWL contact Caroline Drake, Telephone: 07811 880448, email: Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript., Church Cottage, Alderton, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 6NL


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Delhi zoo uses alternative medicine to treat animals

NEW DELHI: It’s not part of the regular treatment but in a pinch, alternative medicine in the form of homeopathy, ayurveda or herbal concoctions, does the trick. And the doctors responsible for animals at the National Zoological Park, Delhi, find, that they sometimes work when allopathy doesn’t. 

“We started using them seven-eight years ago,” says Delhi zoo veterinary officer Paneer Selvam. “We get them wheneve necessity arises.” The zoo’s standard line of treatment is allopathy but whenever a particularly difficult case comes up, Selvam consults practitioners of alternative medicine.

‘About two years ago, one of the Asiatic lions had hind-quarter paralysis. Another one developed the condition some time back. In both cases we first tried with allopathic treatment but when that didn’t work we used homeopathic treatment,” says Selvam, “In my experience, we have got good results.”

A Himalayan black bear that was afflicted with the same condition a year ago and was cured by homeopathy. “Many of the zoo vets prefer to try alternative medicine now,” says Selvam.

One of the first time he tried it was some years ago with an old white tiger with a stone in the urinary bladder. Surgery was too much of a risk for the aged tiger and homeopathy was used instead. But the black herbal concoction, a potent medicine for wounds, Selvam’s been using for a decade. “It is a very good ointment for maggot wounds,” he says.

The zoo doesn’t stock homeopathy or ayurvedic medicines. The vet says that homeopathic courses typically last for about three months and they stock enough for one. The decision to attempt the other lines for treatment isn’t Selvam’s own. Health issues pertaining to animals at the zoo are attended to by a health committee that consists of a team of doctors and meets once in three months.


Source : http://avilian.co.uk/2012/06/22/delhi-zoo-uses-alternative-medicine-to-treat-animals/

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