Homoeoprophylaxis on the Farm
Director and Homoeopathic Pharmacist, Ainsworths, London, UK The credibility of homoeopathy as a serious alternative to conventional medicine needs to be recognized and experienced at a grass root level in order to persuade a larger audience of its value. Empirocal evidence from commercial dairy and sheep farms demonstrates there is wide scope from veterinary use of remedies to engender a reappraisal of homoeopathy for disease control. Homoeopathy as both a logical alternative to conventional medicine and an economic imperative in commercial sheep and dairy farms can be demonstrated by the introduction of homoeoprophylaxis and treatment with nosodes as the initial learning step for farmers. Pilot studies on two separate farms within the UK demonstrate a significant and maintained reduction in somatic cell count at both a herd and individual level. A study on a third farm demonstrates the rapid resolution of a common, stress related viral infection in sheep after treatment with a nosode. As a result of this work, over 5000 UK farms have used homoeopathy for prophylaxis and treatment of commercial animal stock, including cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and chickens.