PubMed Publication from J Dairy Res:In a very conventional veterinary journal showed that homeopathic treatment was just as effective as antibiotics and more effect than placebo...and gave farmers and all of us healthier milk without antibiotic residue!
Efficacy of homeopathic and antibiotic treatment strategies in cases of mild and moderate bovine clinical mastitis.
Werner C, Sobiraj A, and Sundrum A of The University of Kassel in Germany designed a controlled clinical trial on 136 lactating cows randomly selected from 4 herds with mastitis that had a negative bacterial test result in their pre-treatment milk samples. The researched used both antibiotic and placebo treatment approaches, in addition to classical homeopathy.
The abstract indicates: " The cows were examined on days 0, 1, 2 and on days 7, 14, 28 and 56 post initial infection to assess clinical signs. Simultaneously, with the exception of days 1 and 2, quarter milk samples for laboratory examinations (bacteriology, somatic cell count) were collected to assess bacteriological and cytological cure rates. On days 28 and 56, treatment strategies did not differ significantly with respect to the clinical outcomes and the total cure rate in cases of bacteriological negative mastitis (n=56). In cases of pathogen-positive mastitis (n=91), the cure rate after 4 and 8 weeks was similar between the two treatment strategies, homeopathy and antibiotic treatment, but the difference between the homeopathic and the placebo treatment at day 56 was significant (P<0.05). The results indicate a therapeutic effect of homeopathic treatment in cases of mild and moderate clinical mastitis. However, independent of treatment strategy and bacteriological status, the total cure rate was on a low level, revealing limitations in the effectiveness of both antibiotic and homeopathic treatment strategies."
PMID: 20822562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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