A modern and very comprehensive book written by veterinary surgeons, for veterinary surgeons, and about veterinary matters. The book is divided in two parts: theory and practice, which are both detailed and easy to work with. It is an in-depth textbook of veterinary homeopathy, authoritative and well constructed.
This book is written as an introduction to homeopathic medicine for veterinary surgeons who would like to introduce this form of therapeutics into their practice. It will also be of value to the reader who wishes to pursue the subject at a deeper level. The authors have extensive experience in teaching homeopathy to veterinary surgeons, doctors, nurses and veterinary nurses, both in the UK and internationally.
The first part begins with the historical background, philosophy and underlying principles of homeopathy, providing a detailed discussion of the scientific basis of the discipline and veterinary evidence for its effectiveness. Specific issues such as the theory of miasms, the bowel nosodes and the homeopathic approach to vaccination are also covered.
The second part discusses each of the body systems from the homeopathic point of view. Examples of typical situations encountered in practice are given throughout, with an explanation of how remedies from the homeopathic materia medica will have been used to treat them. In addition there are chapters on the homeopathic management of behavioural problems, neoplasia and the geriatric patient.
The target reader is the veterinary surgeon who wishes to use homeopathic medicine in their practice. there will be a secondary market in commercial farming and breeding, as well as among the owners of companion animals.
"Everything comes to the one who can wait. When I attended my studies at the Homeopathic Professionals Teaching Group course in Oxford I heard for the first time about the book that these two authors were about to publish. That was around three years ago, and now IT IS HERE! At that time I anticipated a book that was well written and as complete as possible, but foremost I was looking forward to a modern book on veterinary homeopathy written by professionals for professionals – and I have got it.
Although the book is written as 'an introduction to homeopathic medicine for veterinary surgeons' I think that it is capable of giving valuable information to even the trained and experienced veterinary homeopath. It is well written, and built up very logically. Every chapter starts 'from the beginning', covering every aspect of the subject in an easy and comprehensible way, even for the untrained. The constant comparison to and verification against conventional medicine is striking and works very well to explain the meaning of the different subjects in homeopathy. Also (very bravely) the authors take up the subject of vaccination and its relation to the vital force and disease.
… As already mentioned, I had been expecting this book for a long time and let me say that my expectations have been more than fulfilled. It will benefit future students of homeopathy, and certainly practising veterinary homeopaths as well. We can never call ourselves fully educated in homeopathy, and the study continues. This book will stand proud on any veterinary homeopath's shelf reminding us about just that!"