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The information is clearly stated enabling the reader to apply homeopathy to their livestock problems.All 141 medicines mentioned in the book are listed alphabetically, and a suggested starter list of thirty homoeopathic medicines is also included, along with a glossary of terms. 'This scholarly treatise is needed and timely in an age when consumers are extremely concerned about drug and chemical residues in the food supply. The author provides viable alternative holistic practices regarding animal welfare on the farm, management of a farm with particular attention to factors for mastitis prevention, and homeopathic recommendations for specific disease syndromes.Dr Day begins by giving a concise yet thorough explanation of homeopathic medicines and their history. He continues with explanations and definitions of terms used by homeopathic practitioners that would not necessarily be in common usage in conventional veterinary medicine. This should enable readers to begin to understand the difference between the allopathic approach to disease, in which the emphasis is on counteracting the symptoms, and the homeopathic approach of treating the patient to augment or increase its vitality and resistance to disease.Practioners who have organic or biodynamic farmers as their client base should have this book as a reference. Even if a practitioner chooses not to incorporate homeotherapeutics into their armamentarium, they can become familiar with these over-the-counter medications, and therefore be respectful of a client's choice to use them instead of steroids or chemical drugs in any given situation. Communications between clients and veterinarians can be maintained. The conclusion of the text provides lists of holistic organizations and postgraduate veterinary homeopathic courses.'Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
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