Homeopathy in Animals: Yesterday and Today … But Tomorrow?

Dec 21, 2017

Homeopathy exists without a recognised body of evidence for its use. Furthermore, it is not based on sound scientific principles. In order to protect animal welfare, the authors Peter Lees of Veterinary Pharmacology at The Royal Veterinary College, University of London et al. regard such treatments as being complementary rather than alternative to treatments for which there is a recognised evidence base, or which are based on sound scientific principles. ...

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Control package puts parasites on agenda

Nov 27, 2017

Vets wanting to discuss parasite control with farmers can now access a new range of resources to help tackle the topic from the National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS). The parasite control package includes a more detailed, local (40km²) monthly parasite forecast, branded with individual practice details, interactive parasite control planners for cattle and sheep, and slideshow presentations for vets to use at farmer meetings to promote the benefits of using the planners. Practices that subscribe will be able to select the area their farmers are located in and securely upload farmer details. The practice will receive monthly alerts and forecasts, which can be personalised and forwarded to farmers by email. The forecasts will include Nematodirus and fluke forecasts initially, and can be used in conjunction with the parasite control planners. Mike Taylor, a recognised European veterinary specialist in parasitology, said: “The parasite control package offers practices an opportunity, and the platform, to engage farmers in parasite control, ensuring correct advice on treatment and management is given. “This will benefit both... ...

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