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Homeopathy in productive roundup

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 homeopathsJorge S. Muñoz  / Homeopath and Surgeon Veterinarian. 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 Canova.
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 antibiotics.
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 greater.
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 with salts.
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 (UE).
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 products ".
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 cost-benefit.
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.
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