Textbook of Veterinary Homeopathy
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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. John Saxton qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1964 and began his career in a mixed practice, subsequently setting up his own companion animal practice. He now combines complementary veterinary referral practice in the Leeds area with teaching. He is President, a Veterinary Fellow and an Examiner of the Faculty of Homeopathy, London and a past President of the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons. He is also a Recognised Teacher and Examiner for the International Association for Veterinary Homeopathy. Peter Gregory qualified from the Bristol University School of Veterinary Science in 1972 and worked in a mixed practice in the UK before spending seven years in a mixed practice on the tropical coast of North Queensland. He now works in a holistic veterinary referral centre in East Sussex. He is a Veterinary Fellow and Examiner of the Faculty of Homeopathy and President of the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons. He is also a Recognised Teacher for the International Association for Veterinary Homeopathy.