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
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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

HYSTORY OF HOMEOPATHY

HYSTORY OF HOMEOPATHY

was developed by Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) starting with his recognition of the Law of Simila as a general therapeutic law. Although people like Hippocrates and Paracelsus (born around 1493), had proposed & used similar ideas in their times, it was Dr. Hahnemann who first recognised & applied this therapeutic principle as a general law.

In the 18th century, the medical science was still very unscientific. The knowledge about human body, diseases and the modalities of treatment were poor and vague. Methods like blood-letting, leeching, purging were the common treatments for most ailments. Practically the whole of the 18th century in Europe was marked by a plethora of theories and hypothesis concerning the nature of disease and its causation. Consequently methods of therapeutic practice were as numerous and diverse as the theories propounded. The uncertainty and lack of any fixed principle of healing disappointed Dr. Hahnemann. read more at http://hpathy.com/abc-homeopathy/what-is-homeopathy-2/

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Photo by Dr Carla De Benedictis Veterinary surgeon homeopath Velletri Rome

Definition & Basic Principles of Homeopathy

Definition & Basic Principles of Homeopathy

Definition & Basic Principles of Homeopathy

Homeopathy (also spelled homeopathy or homoeopathy), from the Greek words homoios (similar) and pathos (suffering), is a system of medicine, notable for its practice of prescribing water-based solutions that do not contain chemically active ingredients. The theory of homeopathy was developed by the Saxon physician Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) and first published in 1796. It has a wide and growing popularity in areas where it is practiced today, but the way homeopathy medicines work and many of the fundamental principles of homeopathy like the theory of the vital force and chronic miasms are still hotly debated.
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This dog has been cured from Leishmania only with homeopathic treatment
Photo by Dr Carla De Benedictis veterinary surgeon homeopath Velletri Rome