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Homeopathy has been used in animals for at least 200 years. All species of animals can respond to treatment, from pets to farm animals, from horses to wild animals, from birds to fish. Organic farmers rely upon it as an effective, safe medicine which does not give rise to drug residues in meat, milk or eggs. Conventional farmers also make use of its benefits. Among its other benefits, of especial importance in farmed animals, is the fact that it cannot provoke 'antibiotic resistance' in bacteria

Homeopathic medicines are selected according to their ability to stimulate natural healing processes. The body dictates the reaction. Sometimes, usually heralding a good response, there may be a temporary 'therapeutic aggravation' of local or superficial symptoms. The homeopathic consultation process is more complex than the usual veterinary consultation. It can take a long time, depending upon the complaint from which the patient suffers. It involves the homeopathic vet in discovering a great deal of information, not just from clinical examination but also from the owner.

Likely questions may include details of background, lifestyle, environment, demeanour, character, likes, dislikes, fears, diet, household & family details and responses to various external influences. In individual animals, many chronic and refractory diseases can respond to homeopathic treratment, where conventional medication may have failed. Injuries and acute illnesses also respond. In groups, herds or flocks of animals, in-water medication can treat large numbers of animals safely, easily, cheaply and effectively.

Homeopathy is a gentle yet powerful form of therapy, without side-effects, which can just as easily treat dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, goats, llamas, cattle, pigs, sheep as such sensitive species as birds and cage pets, wholly without risk of side effects or idiosyncratic adverse reactions. Conditions frequently treated are: arthritis, lameness, cruciate rupture, chronic diarrhoea, atopy, allergy, autoimmune disorders (auto-immune), periodic ophthalmia (moon blindness, moonblindness, recurrent uveitis, recurrent ophthalmia, ERU), head shaking (headshaking, head-shaking), COPD, sweet itch, laminitis, corneal ulcer, pasteurellosis (pasteurella), chlamydia, cryptosporidia, pneumonia, meningitis, mastitis, ringworm, epilepsy, pyoderma, eczema, dermatitis, eosinophilic myositis, eosinophilic granuloma, rodent ulcer, miliary eczema (miliary dermatitis), kidney problems, liver problems (hepatopathy), cystitis.

Homeopathy, far from being a ‘folksy’ and weird system of esoteric medicine, has ‘gained its spurs’ and its use is increasing rapidly, as people realise what it has to offer, whether as a 'first-aid', ‘first-line’ or 'last resort’ medicine. Skin disease, arthritis, auto-immune disorders, bowel disease, epilepsy, heart problems and behavioural conditions are frequent callers but many other diseases respond.

Until modern times, little research had been conducted to establish its effectiveness. This has now been remedied. Research papers are appearing, showing the widespread benefits of this simple, safe and effective therapy.

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