July/August 2014

Panorama: seminars and books

by Editor




Dear Colleagues,

So often and for so many years have we been received wonderfully well on all continents for the yearly congresses of the League!   The French Homoeopathic Medical Doctors are both honoured and pleased to welcome you all to Paris, the City of Light and of the Enlightenment, last residence of our common Master, Samuel Hahnemann.   I do wish that as many of us as possible may share a warm and friendly high level meeting of the Homeopathic Art.   For the 2014 Congress, it was decided to focus on the clinical practice of each of us.  This will allow us to have exciting exchanges for there exist many different approaches and strategies around the world.

The venue chosen for the Congress is particularly special: the Palais des Congrès in Paris, an exclusive location centrally situated in the heart of the city.

We will do our utmost to make your stay pleasant, comfortable, rewarding and unforgettable even ...!

To register, visit the Liga Congress website: http://www.lmhi2014.org/


Homeopathic remedy pictures for animals by Vicki Mathison




60 homeopathic remedies for animals, portrayed with delightful cartoons and trenchant keynotes - studying remedy pictures has rarely been such fun!

The New Zealand veterinary homeopath Vicki Mathison combines in this work a fine artistic talent with profound sensitivity for the nature of the animals and the remedies they require.

"What better way to study than to capture the essence of a remedy in caricature. Vicki knows the spirit of equus as only a horse-lover can, sensing from the most minute detail the disposition and mood of the horse before her. Dogs, too, occupy a special place in her heart and her household, their antics portrayed in cartoon form in such a way that one “sees” the animal more clearly than before.
Vicki not only has the ability to crisply draw the essence, she also paints a clear image with her words. Through her eyes, the remedies come alive and are no longer merely a list of symptoms. The sadness of Natrium muriaticum, the agitation of Arsenicum, the restlessness of Iodum all take on an easily recognizable form. As she says, it is so beautiful to watch an animal “show” her a remedy picture.
This book will surely find its way into the homes of many animal lovers, whether they are familiar with homeopathy or not, and into the practices of veterinary homeopaths, for even those with much experience can be inspired to see animals in a fresh way."







New World Veterinary Repertory by Pitcairn and Jensen

The very first repertory designed exclusively for veterinary use. Of the more than 110 repertories published over the last two centuries*, this is the first that has been carefully constructed to be of special application to veterinary practice. Until now, veterinarians practicing the homeopathy of Hahnemann have used the repertories designed for human beings – Kent's, Boenninghausen's Therapeutic Pocketbook, Boger edition of Boenninghausen's repertory, The Synthetic Repertory, etc. These are excellent repertories for human use but can be a challenge to veterinarians for two reasons.
1. They contain large amounts of information, such as sensations, types of pains, and specific locations, that only humans can communicate.
2. Some of the most common non-human conditions are either minimally presented or completely absent from existing repertories.

Veterinarians Richard Pitcairn and Wendy Jensen, together with over 55 years' experience in exclusively homeopathic practices, bring their knowledge of animal conditions and the correspondingly most applicable rubrics to this unparalleled reference work. The Boenninghausen repertory, edited by Boger, was the foundation for the work because of its emphasis on physical conditions and its skillful use of modalities and concomitants that are so necessary in veterinary work. After editing out the non-applicable material, rubrics especially helpful in animal cases were added or enlarged – primarily from Kent's repertory, but also from other sources including Jahr, Boger, Allen, Hering and Boericke. Extensive cross references were also added to make the discovery of the most similar rubric much easier than ever before.

This work, the first of its type, will greatly enhance every homeopathic veterinarian's satisfaction and success in practice.

Textbook of Veterinary Homeopathy by Saxon and Gregory

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.


Everyday Homeopathy for Animals by Hunter





Everyday Homeopathy for Animals is written for people who want to use homeopathic medicine as fully as possible in the care of their animal or animals.
Veterinary attention will almost certainly be necessary at times, and the author is careful to indicate the circumstances where professional advice should be sought. With this safeguard in place, there is much that an owner can achieve with homeopathy to maintain and enhance the health of an animal. It is frequently possible to bring relief and to cure using homeopathic remedies alone; it is also beneficial for the animal to be treated homeopathically in conjunction with any conventional treatment that the vet may prescribe.
The main section of the book provides detailed guidance on how to select the appropriate remedy across a wide range of illnesses and conditions that are common to most animals. This is followed by shorter sections dealing with the problems that arise in particular species. There are various practical appendices, including a materia medica summarising the therapeutic characteristics of all the remedies mentioned in the book, information on how to find a homeopathic vet, where to source homeopathic remedies, and a detailed index.
Francis Hunter qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1953, and after National Service with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps joined a mainly farm animal practice in Norwich. In 1960 he took over a single-handed mixed practice in West Sussex, which has since grown to a large practice in which he was the senior partner until his recent retirement. He was introduced to homeopathy by a medical colleague in 1980 and went on to gain the VetMFHom qualification from the Faculty of Homeopathy. He was elected to Fellowship in 1999, and now runs a referral service treating animals with homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicine.






The Homeopathy Treatment of Beef and Dairy Cattle by C. Day



Treatment and management across a wide range of diseases and conditions in cattle.
A practical guide for the farmer and the lifestyle smallholder. It proposes 141 particularly useful remedies for cattle with a brief description of symptoms and signs for which they might be indicated. Animal welfare is of primary importance in this work and the author encourages the use of conventional veterinary medicine in combination with homeopathic treatment.
Can mastitis be cured without antibiotics? Can ringworm be cleared inexpensively? Is it true that New Forest Eye can be treated - and prevented -by a few drops of medicine in the drinking water trough? Is it also true that homoeopathic treatment is free of harmful side effects and leaves no residues in an animal's body?
This book is a guide for the farmer and smallholder. It explains the thinking behind the homoeopathic treatment of disease and describes how it may be used on an everyday basis in the care of cattle, both as individual animals and in a group. One hundred and forty-one homoeopathic remedies of value in cattle are then briefly described, with reference to the particular symptoms and signs for which their use may be indicated. This is followed by a wide-ranging A-Z of disease syndromes, with pointers to the remedies which are likely to be effective in each situation.
The author emphasises that animal welfare is of overriding importance, and that good nutrition and management provide a necessary framework for the use of homoeopathy no less than for any other therapy. He recognises the importance of conventional veterinary medicine where the need for palliation is great, and does not discourage the reader from combining it with homoeopathic medicine if the wellbeing of an animal would be best served in this way. Throughout the book he highlights those circumstances where qualified veterinary help must always be sought.
Christopher Day qualified as a vet from Cambridge University in 1972. He worked first in a farm, equine and small animal practice in the Lancashire Pennines before joining and subsequently running his parents' mixed country practice in rural Oxfordshire. Having encountered homoeopathic medicine at an early age he was keen to use it in practice, and by now homoeopathy and other holistic therapies have taken over his life. He is Veterinary Dean of the Faculty of Homoeopathy, London, and a founder member and Honorary Secretary of the British Association of Homoeopathic Veterinary Surgeons. He is also a founder member and the first President of the International Association for Veterinary Homoeopathy. He has written numerous books and papers on natural veterinary medicine and travels worldwide to teach the subject, as well as to treat his farm and equine patients.






Congress for Animal Homeopathy




Keenly awaited and a major success – over 250 veterinary homeopaths from 12 countries met in April 2013 for the second international congress of animal homeopathy, which featured a series of varied and highly practical contributions that were enthusiastically received by the participants.

Tim Couzens: finding the remedy for horses and a description of helpful remedies for the most important illnesses, plus lively portraits of numerous remedy pictures in horses.
Christiane Krüger: portraits of horses remedy types, illustrated with expressive cases and clinical indications.
Gertrud Pysall: observations on communication with horses using brief, incisive video clips.
John Saxton: the physiological concept of Hahnemann‘s miasms as well as the mode of action and practical applications of bowel nosodes
Sue Armstrong: procedures in homeopathic cancer treatment from prevention to palliative care in the final stages, plus observations on the connection between cancer and injury or inflammation.
Dominique Fraefel: descriptions and video clips showing the behaviour and physical symptoms of Lycopodium cats.
Gilberte Favre: the nature of sheep and how to interact with them – supplemented with practical tips on the investigation and prescription of homeopathic remedies, plus the depiction of key constitutional and first-aid remedies.
Rosina Sonnenschmidt: holistic treatment of birds consisting of hormonal therapy, light therapy, bird acupuncture (as developed by her), and miasmatic homeopathy with numerous examples.
Anke Henne: usage and applications of leeches – for example, in treatment of the musculoskeletal system.

The emphasis on practical applications and the breadth of the topics provided everyone – whether treating large animals or small ones – with a wealth of useful information, making this animal homeopathy congress a valuable source of inspiration for the treatment of animals.



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