Homeopathy for Animals, First Aid for Birds And Wild Animals
Homeopathy ne’er ceases to amaze with its ability to stimulate recovery in such a lot of emergency things, sanctionative important house servant for affected animals in an exceedingly prompt and timely fashion. Emergency and first-aid application of medical care are terribly empowering. The speed with that wild creatures respond has additionally enthralled the author on a daily basis.
This Article is intended to provide easy access to the use of a number of readily- available homeopathic medicines, in the treatment of accidents and emergencies in a variety of wildlife species.
It is hoped that the Article will be invaluable to veterinarians who are embarking on a homeopathic journey and to all rescuers of sick or injured wild creatures.
It is designed as an invaluable aide-memoire, covering a wide range of circumstances.
Hahnemann developed his theories on homeopathy in human medicine to a very sophisticated level but he did not neglect animals. In about 1813, he presented a lecture in Leipzig, the manuscript for which still survives in that city, on the use of homeopathy in animals.
The same principles apply, in that the totality of signs and symptoms, the symptom picture, has to be our guide for selecting a remedy, rather than the name of the disease. An animal is treated according to its build, character, behavior and signs and symptoms shown, not so much by ‘diagnosing’ and naming its disease and treating according to that ‘diagnosis’.
Bönninghausen (1785-1864) extended the practice by homeopathically treating the animals on his extensive family estate in Westphalia. He was the much-respected author of major homeopathic texts (for humans). Johan Lux (1776-1849), also known as ‘the father of isopathy’, was another successful contemporary exponent of veterinary homeopathy.
Many veterinary Articles were written in the 19th Century, notable authors/publishers being Schaeffer, Leath, Moore, Ruddock, Lord, Rush and Boericke &Tafel. The practice of veterinary homeopathy was strong in those times, in the UK, in the USA, and in Germany. In more modern times, Macleod wrote many treatment guides for different species.
In veterinary practice, one large snag presents itself and that is the fact that animals can not talk, so we have no means of acquiring the detail of subjective symptoms, which are so important in human homeopathy(e.g. the nature of the pain) nor can tell how an animal feels.
However, we can study its behavior and reactions and thereby deduce much of what we need. This ‘snag’ is not of great importance, with respect to the use of this Article in that we are confining our study to relatively simple disease situations and only a basic list of seventy-two remedies, making it both compact and convenient.
If you require veterinary help with a more serious disease, you are recommended to seek an appropriately qualified veterinarian for the purpose. Nowadays, in the UK, veterinary surgeons who have qualified in the homeopathic specialty have the qualification VetMFHom, awarded by the Faculty of Homeopathy.
It has been stated previously, that it is not intended that these pages should do away with the need for proper veterinary care. Many conditions are not suitable for simple home care and treatment, so are therefore not listed in this article is not a comprehensive veterinary care manual. Conditions which are mentioned may be treated for a few days, if non-serious or non-urgent but, if they do not respond within an appropriate time frame, veterinary help should be sought in a timely manner. Over the years, it’s been the standard observe of the AVMC to not create a charge for the treatment and rehabilitation of untamed animals. However, there’s no rule exigent that vets try this work for gratis.
More and more veterinary surgeons are starting to use some homeopathy and a few have gone on to take the VetMFHom examination, which specialist qualification establishes a certain basic commitment to veterinary homeopathy. Sadly, however, in real terms, there are proportionally very few veterinarians using homeopathy in the UK and even fewer with a depth of experience. It is therefore not everyone, who can readily seek qualified homeopathic veterinary help.
Veterinary help should be sought whenever necessary, however, whatever service is offered, if the patient requires it. If you have given homeopathic medicines, it is sensible to tell the veterinary surgeon what you have used. If your veterinary surgeon feels the need, he can seek advice from another veterinarian who uses homeopathy.
At the recommended dilutions, homeopathic medicines are safe, easy to administer and without harmful side effects.
They will not and cannot counteract a veterinary surgeon’s conventional treatments.
They are safe if stored in the house. Accidental ingestion by a young child or a pet should, therefore, give no cause for alarm.
They cannot give rise to tissue residues, so making them safe for use in food animals.
They cannot stimulate antibiotic-resistance in bacteria.
Diet and Other Supportive Factors
The author believes that the health, well-being and immune capability of an animal, whatever the species, depends upon feeding fresh and wholesome foods that are in accordance with the evolved needs of that species. This belief appears to be borne out in practice and is part of the holistic approach to health and to healing.
Each patient treated by the Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre warrants individualized advice on species-suitable healthy feeding, from straight feeds that are preferably organic. This means purchasing no manufactured foods or supplements, if possible, since buying a manufactured food denies one the ability to control quality and safety and introduces the hazards of processing.
The recent inclusion of the illegal carcinogenic dye ‘Sudan 1’ in a batch of chilli powder that was included by Premier Foods in a batch of Worcester sauce, that was in turn included in many different brands of processed foods, is a classic example of the dangers of processing and mass production of food, albeit in the human food chain. The Food Standards Agency published a list of 359 processed- food products that were known to be affected, in February 2005 and had to be withdrawn or recalled.
Over the last decade, racehorses have failed dope tests as a result of morphine- type chemicals from poppies being included in their manufactured feed. This has become such a problem that the FEI decided in 2012 to accept morphine in competition horses.