Creating Waves of Awareness
"In the last few years, rehabilitators and veterinarians alike have become increasingly concerned with problems related to antibiotics. It has not been unusual for wildlife on antibiotics to lose their appetite or develop gastrointestinal difficulties (e.g., diarrhea). In many cases, the antibiotics have been prescribed without the bacteria being cultured – so the effectiveness may be limited. There is growing concern about rising antibiotic resistance in wild populations. Holistic veterinarians have also expressed concerns about suppressing symptoms.
While there may be cases when antibiotics are necessary, these and other concerns about antibiotic use with wildlife have prompted wildlife rehabilitators to explore alternative treatment options. Homeopathic literature has many descriptions about the use of homeopathic medicines used with wounds, such as Hypericum, Ledum, Calendula, and Staphysagria. Other homeopathic medicines are commonly described for infections, such as Hepar sulphuris, Lachesis, Crotalus horridus, and Pyrogenium. Wildlife rehabilitators have used such homeopathic medicines with wildlife after consulting with homeopathic veterinarians. These homeopathic medicines have demonstrated their effectiveness as part of an overall wound management protocol."
I'd be interested in a discussion about what sort of treatments you've used or experiences with wildlife or 'difficult to handle' domestics, even. I've used various treatments for injured birds, feral cats and others with good success! I so wish more people would accept Homeopathy as a viable source of veterinarian (and medical) treatment!! Its a 'tough sell' in the US. I spend alot of time with my own clients and people on such forums as Facebook, just getting out testimonials of successful treatments. So, again -- have you used homeopathy for wildlife treatment? In what sort of situation? What animal? What condition and remedy? Please share ...
I'll share something that I had forgotten about when I posted this. We have feral cats on our farm. One of them has 5 week old kittens. One of the kittens presented with a nasty eye one morning ... was crusted over and glued shut with the crust. I was able to wipe the crust off with some sterile water and Euphrasia 30c then, using an eye dropper, drops a few drops of the solution into the eye, itself. I then mixed Gunpowder 6c into a syringe and syringed a bit of the solution into the kitten's mouth. 2 days later the eye was completely cleared and so far, 2 weeks have gone by, and no sign of return of infection.
Here in Kerala, I have seen many veterinary doctors prescribing Homeopathic medicines for mastitis. Once i had a talk with one veterinary doctor, he said that it works better than antibiotics. I have also read in the news paper that for elephants Belladonna is given in order to prevent violence.
:) I have no doubt that Homeopathics work better than antibiotics! *LOL* I, too, have had success with treating mastitis in goats and horses with hom. Interesting re: Belladonna w/elephants. Wonder how it would work for aggressive horses? I guess that would depend upon the individual horse, tho, correct?