QUARTERLY HOMOEOPATHIC DIGEST Year 2008, Vol.XXV
© Centre For Excellence In Homeopathy
Homeopathic Crotalus horridus 200c was
evaluated in 13 clinical cases of Babesiosis in dogs,
compared with another 20 clinical cases treated
with Diminazine. Babbesiosis is an important
tropical tick-borne haemoprotozoan disease in dogs
clinically manifested by Anorexia, Dehydration,
Temperature, Dullness/ Depression,
Diarrhoea/Constipation, pale mucosa,
Hepatomegaly, vomiting/nausea, Splenomegaly,
distended abdomen/Ascites, yellow-colored Urine,
emaciation/weight-loss, and ocular discharge. The
diagnosis of Babesiosis was based on cytological
evidence of Babesia gibsoni in freshly prepared
blood smears. The dogs were treated with oral
Crotalus horridus 200 c, 4 pills four times daily for
14 days (n = 13) or Diminazine aceturate 5 mg/kg
single intramuscularly dose (n = 20) All the dogs
were administered 5% Dextrose normal saline at 60
ml/kg intra-venously for 4 days.
Initial clinical scores were similar in both
groups and showed similar progressive
improvement with the two treatments over 14 days.
Parasitaemia also improved in both groups, but
haematological values showed no change.
No untoward reactions were observed. It
appears that Crotalus horridus is as effective in
causing clinical recovery in moderate cases of
Canine Babesiosis caused by Babesia gibsoni as the
standard drug Diminazine. Large scale randomized
trials are indicated for more conclusive results.
[Always at the end is the rub. The results say that
the homeopathic potency 200 of Crotalus horridus
has cured Babesiosis. All that is required for a
homeopathic physician is to administer the
medicine in more cases of this disease if it occurs.
Collect the cases and see; why a “large-scale
randomized trials”? Foisting a method which is not
well-suited for homeopathic research is improper.
Homeopathy should not let it be judged by
allopathic or other so-called “scientific” standards.
If it is not taken for what it actually is, let it be so.
Still Homeopathy will continue to cure, and that’s
all that matters. = KSS]
4. Management of Gastroenteritis in Pups: A
Comparative Clinical Study
VARSHNEY, J.P. (AJHM. 99, 4/2006)
Gastroenteritis is a common clinical entity in
pups. In poorly managed, unvaccinated pups it is a
common clinical manifestation of canine Parvo or
Distemper virus infection. The present study was
conducted to assess the efficacy of Arsenicum
album 30c as a complementary and alternative
medicine in the management of Viral
Gastroenteritis in pups.
Twenty pups, aged two to four months,
brought to Referral Veterinary Polyclinic of the
Institute with clinical manifestations of vomiting
just after eating or drinking, anorexia, loose, watery
feces mixed with mucus and/or blood, dehydration,
cold extremities, almost normal/slightly subnormal
rectal temperature (98.8 to 101degrees F), dullness,
weakness, prostration, and no detectable cardiac
changes, were included in the study.
Epidemiological considerations – clinical signs of
vomiting and loose, watery feces with or without
mucus and/or blood, marked leukopenia due to
lymphopenia – were suggestive of Canine Viral
The pups were divided into two groups
consisting of ten pups in each group. Pups of
Group A were treated with Ringer’s lactate (60ml
per Kg body weight, I.V., b.i.d. for 3 days) and
Arsenicum album 30c at the dose rate of 4 pills PO
at thirty minute intervals x 2 and then q.i.d. for 3
days). Pups of Group B were treated with Ringer’s
lactate (60ml/per kg body weight, I.V., b.i.d. for 3
days), Ondansetron (0.5-1.0 mg per kg body
weight, IV first dose, then PO, b.i.d. for 3 days), a
suspension of Metronidazole (100mg per 5ml) and
Furazolidone (25mg per 5ml) at half to one
teaspoonful PO, t.i.d. for 3 days) and Cefotaxime
(30mg/kg body weight 1M t.i.d. for 3 days).
Clinical response and recovery rate (Group A
80.0%, Group B 80.0%) in both the groups was
comparable. Total cost of treatment in Group A
was lower (Rs.35 to 40) than that of Group B
(Rs.275 to 280).
From the preliminary clinical trial it appears
that Arsenicum album was cost-effective as a
complementary and alternative approach in the
management of Gastroenteritis in pups.
5. A case of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a
OBANDO, Jacqueline Sehn
(HL. 18, 3 & 4/2005)
Hank, 17 months old Labrador Retriever with
chronic loose, watery stools, halitosis, offensive
flatus, pica, poor appetite and emaciated body
From 9.4.02, his medications were tapered and
stopped on 19.4.02 and put on gluten-free diet. In
10 days energy levels improved and gained weight
Mercurius vivus 30 on 22.4.02.
30.4.02: Flatulence gone, breath much better, stools
are much firmer and are large.
25.5.02: From 10/5, scratching around his neck.
Large flaky dandruff and shedding lot of hair.