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Behandlungen mit Homöopathika auf Milchviehbetrieben erfolgen selten zielorientiert

Sundrum, Albert and Keller, D. (2017) Behandlungen mit Homöopathika auf Milchviehbetrieben erfolgen selten zielorientiert. Paper at: 14. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, 07.-10. März 2017.

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Homeopathic remedies are means to an end. Success of treatment depends not only on the efficacy of remedies, but also on the prerequisite in terms of availability of
expertise and appropriateness of the treatment procedure. To assess the extent by which a lege-artis treatment concept in homeopathy is performed in treating mastitis, a study was conducted on 64 mainly organic farms in Germany, France and Spain. The study revealed that most farmers only had a poor level of awareness of the principles of homeopathy and made use of human products regularly without rededication by a
veterinarian or made use of forbidden substances. Treatments were accompanied by insufficient follow-up checks. Homeopathic treatment procedures were applied very
heterogeneously. Each farmer seemed to have developed his/her individual homeopathic treatment strategy. However, an inappropriate homeopathic treatment considerably increases the risk to create unnecessary and extended suffering for diseased animals. To minimise negative side effects due to an inappropriate use of homeopathy, there is a need to verify the effectiveness of treatments by a regularly monitoring of treatment success at herd level.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:alternative remedies, effectiveness, animal health and welfare, Homöopathika, Milchvieh, zielorientiert
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Animal Nutrition and Animal Health
International Conferences > 2017: Scientific Conference German Speaking Countries > Animal health
ISBN:978-3-89574-925-4
Deposited By: Hasreiter, Anna
ID Code:31818
Deposited On:04 Jul 2017 17:23
Last Modified:04 Jul 2017 17:23
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Dieser Beitrag ist im Tagungsband der 14. Wissenschaftstagung erschienen.
S. Wolfrum, H. Heuwinkel, H.J. Reents, u.a. (Hrsg.) (2017): Ökologischen Landbau weiterdenken - Verantwortung übernehmen - Vertrauen stärken. Beiträge der 14. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Freising-Weihenstephan, 7.-10. März 2017
Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin

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