Jorge S. Muñoz
Homeopath and Surgeon Veterinarian.
This science highly used in mascots begins to be applied in bovine,
pig, ovine and chickens. More than 300 homeopaths
veterinarians work in the country, some with experience with roundup
animals. It is a pillar of the organic cattle ranch and as a complement
in establishments that deal to their animals with traditional therapeutic.
By Patricio Ballesteros Ledesma
Photos by Marcelo Escayola and “SuperCampo” Archive.
HOMEOPATHY - Like other complementary sciences
of the classic veterinary medicine (Acupuncture, Flowers of Bach,
Osteopathy, Cell Therapy, Chinese Medicine), is admitted by world-wide
scientific authorities that regulate the profession (World-wide
Association of Veterinarians, American Medical Veterinary Association),
and participates in the different veterinary scientific congresses.
There are countries where it studies in the university like a professorship,
whereas in others as in Argentina it studies like post grade: two
years of specialization in associations of specialists like AMHA,
EMHA, CEVA, among others.
Also, the elaboration of medicines takes control in specialized
laboratories and under very rigorous control. This complementary
science is very developed in the called company animals (dog, cat),
but has little diffusion in the production animals (bovine, ovine,
pig, chickens, bees). In other countries the use of homeopathic
medicine in roundup animals is something normal and there is research
centers, universities and laboratories specialized in this branch,
for example in Germany, England, France, Canada, Brazil and Chile.
Our country counts with the associations of specialists and the
Veterinary Homeopathic Pharmacy that for 15 years has been coming
developing in this branch.
In Brazil, for example, two veterinary homeopathic laboratories
exist that supply to an enormous amount of heads of cattle in the
South zone of the country.
ANTECEDENTS - In 1991, argentine veterinarian
Dr Jorge Lopez Seco presented in the World-wide Congress of Veterinary
Medicine of Rio de Janeiro, a work on: "the use of a homeopathic
medicine to prevent the upheavals with the weaning of the animals",
and that communication woke up the disquiet to use to the homeopathy
in the production animal. Since then were developed in Brazil works
on homeopathic nuclei like nutritional animal supplements, enhancers
of the growth, immunostimulants, homeopathic antiparasitic, treatments
for the tick and the fly of the horns, among other tests.
At their moment, Canadian and Cuban professionals came to perfect
themselves in veterinary homeopathy and soon they developed in his
countries a pole of investigation, and important works in milk bovines
(mastitis, increase of the milky production, young of bull calves),
production of pigs and aviculture.
Also, in the University of Cienfuegos in Cuba there is a chair of
Homeopathy that has developed to hundreds of scientific works on
production animal. On the other hand, in Europe there is a much
more old and rich history of homeopaths veterinarians.
Institutes, Universities exist in where it studies homeopathy and
important laboratories as the allopathics that they are working
in this type of therapies since many years.
The technicians specialized in homeopathy are those that advise,
produce medicines, collaborate in the organic handling of the certified
establishments, but also next to the conventional producers, as
much of animals as of vegetables, that little by little are interested
in the handlings and alternative treatments.
In Argentina exist in the last 15 years, precise and individual
antecedents, as they are the works of Lopez Seco, Muñoz and
Within the upheavals dealt with homeopathic medicines, the experiences
in weaning of bull calves made in the province of San Luis can be
mentioned, in where mortality in a field with 150 animals diminished
10 percents. In another work in a bird establishment, homeopathic
complexes were used to prevent the consequences of the heat blow
in the chickens, and this way the conventional drugs were replaced
to a lower cost. Also was treated the diarrhea of bull calves diminishing
its mortality and in cases of mastitis, like supplantation to conventional
At the present time it is working with the use of homeopathic prebiotics
to improve the growth in chickens, the use of regulators of growth
in bovines and the control of parasites with nosodes.
Also there is study projects on the prevention of "sadness"
in clean bovines taken to dirty zones, using nosodes elaborated
with dirty animal blood. In a field of Brandsen (Buenos Aires) the
diminution in 8 % of the lost of weight in the transport of young
bulls was obtained, and also a positive experience in the control
was made of the fly of the horns.
ALTERNATIVE - Problems of difficult solution exist
with the conventional tools and allopatics medicines, and in where
the homeopathic treatments can be of much utility. Stress for example,
and all the diseases related to this pathology: stress of the weaning
in the bull calves, stress by overpopulation in the birds, stress
by the transfer and facilities unsuited in diverse animals, are
only some of them. It is known that stress lows the defenses and
induces to the disease, therefore if it is possible to be come up
or to be treated, also they are possible to be avoided the evils
In the same way, in infectious diseases where a vaccine doesn’t
exist, they are possible to be used homeopathic nosodes that works
like a species of immunization.
The homeopathic medicines generally occupy a place in some pathologies
(stress) in which are no other possible treatments. In other cases
they can replace to conventional treatments by greater efficiency
(the heat blow and the regulation of growth in chickens) or by smaller
cost (homeopathic nosodes instead of expensive vaccines).
Between the benefits that the homeopathic medicines have, it is
the facility of administration, since it is possible to adapt it
to any form: by oral route in water trough or Australian tanks,
sprinkling the grass, mixed with nutritional supplements and also
Also it can be administered in injectable form, dust, liquid, creams
or oily means. Equally, it is indicated as an additional advantage
the innocuousness and lack of undesirable collateral effects in
the animal, and the total absence of remainders in the meat, milk
or the honey. This last one is an increasing necessity between the
conventional product exporter by the limitations of the destiny
countries, and an obligatory condition in the case of the organic
imposed by the resolutions of the SENASA and the European Economic
Community. For the organic productions, although they are authorized
some medicines of chemical synthesis, this is until that the powerful
medicines are developed and they can replace them. In that sense,
there is already works on control of endoparasitic and tick, and
treatments of infectious diseases like mastitis and diarrhea of
bull calves. Although they are not cheap products, are economic
than great part from conventional medicines. At local level, one
of the referring ones in this scientific branch is the veterinary
doctor Jorge Santiago Muñoz, who has graduated on 1978 from
the University of Buenos Aires and later, in 1985, he obtained the
title of homeopath in the Argentina Medical Homeopathy Association.
In addition, he is director of the Alternative Veterinary Training
Center, director of the Homeopathic Veterinary Pharmacy and he integrates
the Consulting Group, next to the veterinarian Fernando Facio, recognized
expert in animal production.
Both specialized technicians, one in the field of the Veterinary
Homeopathy in small animals, and the other from the experience of
field in productive establishments for more than two decades, decided
to unite their forces and knowledge in a consultant by organic root.
In the beginning, by a subject of principles and opening of ideas,
consultations came from the organic producers, but now, more and
more conventional cattle dealer approach, by a necessity to satisfy
standards and norms with the countries of destiny of their products
Interviewed by “Supercampo”, doctor Muñoz indicates
that "the consumers, mainly European, more and more need and
demand a strict supervision on the foods that consume day after
day. After the cases of BSE in Europe, the consumers took the control
and they became aware of what they want to eat and to whom to buy
From the boom of the ecological productions and according to different
opinion polls between European consumers of high spending power,
more and more free products of polluting agents are looked for,
without antibiotics, hormones, agrochemicals, toxics and substances
of chemical synthesis. But in addition, the European consumers request
that there is an ecological handling of the environment, a sustainable
production and that is respected the biodiversity in the zone of
the productive establishment. The certifications and the sanitation
inspectors work in this sense. "Many exporting producers find
that the buyers put certain limitations to them, like absence of
anabolics, hormones and antibiotics in products: meat, milk, honey,
and the homeopathic products in many cases work like an effective
replacement ", notices Muñoz.
DIFFUSION - The veterinarian Fernando Facio remembers
that "until recently time, the orthodox technicians did not
know how could be handled the health, be improved the production
and be prevented diseases without the use of substances of chemical
synthesis, neither antibiotic, nor antiparasitic, nor vaccines,
because they were not prepared for a change of such magnitude, like
that one given in the late years, mainly by the sanitary problems
happened in Europe and by the taking of world-wide ecological conscience".
In this sense, Muñoz affirms: “It will be a day in
which antibiotics will not be able to be used, nor antiparasitic,
not even vaccines and they will be replaced by all these other medicines
that are innocuous, nonpolluting, equilibrated and natural. The
pioneers will have a competitive advantage ".
The homeopathic medicines are governed by the law of the analogy
that implies, in broad outlines, the prescription of microdoses
- very diluted - of substances able to eliminate the symptoms in
an ill organism. They do not leave wastes, they do not have undesirable
collateral effects, they have preventive action and they provide
curatives effects, even in acute diseases. A data not less important,
the homeopathic treatments are relatively economic, in the relation
Nosodes or biotherapics
They are homeopathic medicines elaborated with pathological substances
of origin animal or vegetable that can be of the same individual
- autonosode or autobiotherapic - and they stimulate the own defenses
or specific immunity to fight to certain disease.
The revolutionary discovery of nosodes took place in an equally
tumultuous year in our Pampas. In 1810, a prussian veterinarian
called Guillermo Lux took pieces from spleen of a bovine died by
carbuncle and elaborated a homeopathic remedy (diluted and dinamizated
million times). He used this preparation to treat the ill bovines
and to the healthy ones like prevention so that they do not become
ill. After the applications he had positive results and was very
well received by the cattle dealers of Prussia of that time, with
which the Veterinary Homeopathy began.
Peculiar and the remarkable thing is that the cause of carbuncle,
a called bacterium Bacillus Anthracis, was discovered many years
later, almost by the end of century XIX. This is one of the first
testimonies about the power that the homeopathic method has, since
it is not needed to know the deep cause the diseases to be able
to fight them successfully.
In our days nosodes or biotherapics are elaborated in very well
equipped laboratories, for the identification of the germs and the
sterile control of all the steps. But the base of the method is
the same that the used in the antiquity. By this way and in economic
form, they can to treat and to prevent infectious and parasitic
diseases, of which there is vaccine or no, and although it does
not know its origin exactly.
Note published in the Supercampo magazine in June 2003 -
Buenos Aires / Argentina.
Health and Joy.
Until the next one.