European Traditional Medicine -International Congress- Vinci 2007 HOMEOPATHY IN PIGS

European Traditional Medicine -International Congress- Vinci 2007 HOMEOPATHY IN PIGS

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Dott.ssa Carla De Benedictis
Medico Veterinario LFHom
Via Rioli n 64
00049 Velletri Roma
Tel 069625910
Cell 340 8527786
e-mail carladebene@gmail.com
www.lospiritodeglianimali.com

TITOLO L’Omeopatia quale contributo ad un sviluppo ecosostenibile della medicina veterinaria. Esperienze in suinicoltura.

TITLE : Homeopathy as a contribution for an eco-sustainable development in veterinary medicine.
Some experiences in pig breeding farm are discussed.

ABSTRACT Si condivide l’esperienza dell’applicazione clinica dell’omeopatia negli allevamenti tradizionali di suini. Vengono analizzati i vari aspetti per l’allevatore , per il consumatore e l’ambiente.
Ulteriori considerazioni vengono estrapolate per quanto riguarda il Benessere Animale con particolare riferimento ad aspetti etologici e comportamentali della specie suina . Si prendono in considerazione le possibili ricadute di ordine etico e sanitario rispetto alla qualità dell’addomesticamento e delle loro produzioni.

ABSTRACT An outline of the experience about the application of homeopathy in traditional pig breeding farm. the advantages for farmers, consumers and environment are considered.
Animal welfare, with particular attention to ethological and behavioural aspects of pigs, is taken under consideration. Ethical and sanitarian effects of intensive pig breeding farm in relationship with domestication and production are discussed.

ABSTRACT
The application of homeopathic method in 3136 pigs

Dr Carla De Benedictis
Veterinary surgeon
Licenced Associate of the Faculty of Homeopathy LFHom

Via Rioli n 64
00049
Velletri (Rome) Italy
Tel 06 9625910
Cell 3408527786
E mail carladebenedictis@interfree.it

ABSTRACT An outline of the experience about the application of homeopathy in traditional pig breeding farm. the advantages for farmers, consumers and environment are considered.
Animal welfare, with particular attention to ethological and behavioural aspects of pigs, is taken under consideration. Ethical and sanitarian effects of intensive pig breeding farm in relationship with domestication and production are discussed.

INTRODUCTION
One of the most serious problems in modern pig farming are diseases affecting the respiratory system. The fattening and finishing stages, in mild climates such as ours, reach their peak in winter time.
Prenatal and Neonatal losses are one of the most serious problems in pig reproduction. The ethiology of reproductive disorders in sows are viral and bacterial infections of reproductive tract which take place during mating and pregnancy. Mummified fetus, stillbirth, neonatal mortality is the cause of great economic loss and animal discomfort.
Different situation is found in the domestic breeding, very common in rural area of Italy, in which pathologies affecting pigs are due to a mismanagement or lack of vaccinating program.
In all situations I can demonstrate that the application of Homeopathic method is possible with an enormous benefit for the consumer and for animal welfare. A very good knowledge of pig behaviour allows a correct use of classical homeopathic method.

MATERIALS AND METHODS
It has been carried out a survey of 3136 pigs of traditional and domestic breeding farm.
3000 pigs,of an intensive pig meat breeding farm located in the Lazio region have been treated for respiratory disorders with classic homeopathy integrated with conventional therapies in half dosage.
100 sows with reproductive pathologies have been treated with homeopathy and nosodes corresponding to the bacterial findings in the enviroment, but also homotoxicolgy and traditional therapies have been used.
36 cases of domestic pigs, breed for family use, and for this reason, treated only with classic homeopathy.

RESULTS

In the barns treated also homeopathically the consumption of powdered antibiotic in the feed, after the administration of homeopathics decrease dramatically.
For the treatment of sows affected of reproduction pathologies the consumption of antibiotics decreased as the neonatal mortalilty and infertility.
In the single cases of domestic pigs, all pathologies have been resolved with homeopathic treatments.

CONCLUSION
Homeopathy can be used successfully also in traditional intensive farming, in these circumstances we cannot dismiss the use of feeds which include drugs during the critical stages but homeopathy is a valid support because it synergizes and limits the use of antibiotics.
The use of homeopathy limits environmental pollution, decreasing the residual antibiotic in the excretion. According to new directives from the EU samples testing the permanence of residual antibiotic molecules and parasiticidal agents in the meat have begun. The health risk to humans due to contaminated food must be checked in the stable from the animal’s birth in according with H.A.C.C.P. Moreover saving on drugs is an advantage to the breeder. Animal welfare, ethological , behavioural aspects and ethical reflections must be considered.

REFERENCES
Kent J.T. – Repertory of Homeopathic materia medica – Jain Publishers PVT. LTD, New Dheli, 1996 Voll 1e 2
Mac Leod G. PIGS- The Homoeopathic approach to the treatment and prevention of diseases – C.W. Daniel Company LTD, London, 1994
Nigrelli, Gatti, Guizzardi – Le malattie del suino – Ed. Informatore Agrario, Bologna, 1989
Syllabus :10Th International Symposium on Pig Reproduction and Artificial Insemination Rome 5-7 May 2003
Proceedings :4th International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Diseases – Roma Palazzo dei Congressi 29 Giugno / 2 Luglio 2003- P. Martelli ,S. Cavirani, A. Lavazza EDITORS

The homeopathic Clinic in Rocca di Papa (Rome) Italy

The Spirit of Animals is a Homeopathic Clinic and Veterinary Facility offering a wide range of alternative and complementary therapies for dogs, cats, horses, exotics, pigs, cows, and sheep including: Homeopathy Acupuncture Bach flowers Ostheopatic treatments Advice on organic farming Advice on nutrition Wellness and behaviour Our goal is to provide a professional application of complementary medicines as alternative to traditional ones, and introduce animal owners to regaining animal health which include medical care but also advice on nutrition and animal wellness, and so invite them to learn more about alternative medicine. We aim to encourage our clients to seek natural and safer alternative therapy as a “first choice” and not just as a “last resort”! The Italian Federation of Veterinary Surgeons has approved homeopathy and acupuncture as accepted treatmenta for animals, with a Medical Regulation passed in September 2005.The Italian Veterinary Conduct Code at section N° 33 establishes that only a Veterinary Surgeon is authorised to practice Homeopathy and Acupuncture. Such approval came after a long political campaign by UMNCV “Union of Non-Conventional Veterinary Medicine”, an association comprising the majority of Italian Schools of Veterinary Homeopathy and Acupuncture. This Association endeavors to establish uniformly high standards of Veterinary Homeopathy and Acupuncture through certified courses, examinations and a list of Certified Holistic Veterinarians in Italy. Dr Carla De Benedictis Veterinary Surgeon Homeopath Acupuncturist Rocca di Papa  (Rome) Italy

Indications of Acupuncture in small animals

Indications of Acupuncture in small animals

Indications of Acupuncture in small animals
To large scale clinical studies on animal acupuncture indicated that the most common causes for acupuncture referral in small animal practice were, in decreasing order:
1. Paresis, paralysis, and pain in dogs, usually resulting from intervertebral disk syndrome or trauma
2. Large dog paresis or paralysis syndromes resulting from neural compression caused by type II disk protrusions, spondylopathies and spinal instabilities, spondylolisthesis, and cauda equine syndrome, degenerative myelopathy
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3. Pain caused by hip dysplasia and resulting coxofemoral osteoarthritis
4. Other arthritic pain syndromes
5. Miscellaneous conditions not responding to conventional therapy, including allergy and dermatitis, lick granulomas, central nervous system disorders (ataxia, chorea, epilepsy), chronic respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal problems, osteochondritis dissecans, traumatic peripheral nerve injuries, miscellaneous pain syndrome (Altman, 1981b, Joechle, 1977)
From : “Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Allen M. Schoen, Susan G. Wynn, Mosby Inc, 1988

Acupuncture is effective also in :
• chronic pain,
• compulsive and behavioural disorders
• bronchial asthma

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Dr Carla De Benedictis Veterinary Surgeon Homeopath Acupuncturist, Velletri Rome Italy

Principles of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) by O. Kothbauer

Principles of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) by O. Kothbauer

AP (acupuncture) is a diagnostic or therapeutic method, used in functional reversible diseases or dysfunctions, whereby needles of gold or silver are inserted into exactly fixed points of the skin which may be painful spontaneously or on pressure.
Principles of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
“three theories dominate the philosophy of TCM from antiquity: the theories of QI, YIN YANG, and 5- PHASES. These theories were the basis of Chinese thought on the philosophy of war, art, politics and every other facet of Chinese culture. They are of great importance for use in and understanding of AP and TCM “ (Thoresen 1993).
QI THEORY: in Chinese, “QI” (Ch’I, pronounced “chee”), means energy. We live and die in a Universal Sea of QI: In TCM, all creation, from Macrocosm to Microcosm, is a manifestation of QI. All changes (creation, growth, decay, destruction etc) in the universe implies the addition, subtraction or transformation of QI. Nothing happens without the interplay of QI. Every cell, organism, tree, rock, atom, photon, quark, Blach Hole, thought, emotion, paint and painting, ink, note, falling leaf has QI in some form or other.
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The nature and expression of QI changes endlessly. I has many types and forms. It manifests in YIN and YANG (- and + polarity). It manifests in 5 PHASES or ELEMENTS: FIRE type, EARTH type, METAL type, WATER type and WOOD type. Each ELEMENT or PHASE has a series of typical Correspondences in Nature and in the body. One type transforms into another and back again in an endless cycle. YIN turns to YANG and FIRE type transforms into WOOD type, via the other PHASES.
In all living things, vitality and health are sustained by Vital QI and XUE (Blood). QI –XUE circulates throughout the body in the JING-LUO ( the Meridians of AP) to reach and nourish every cell.
(from Veterinary Acupuncture, O. Kothbauer, Zweimühlen Verlag, 1999, München, Germany)