Man has waged war with what it has perceived throughout time to be the enemy. In health terms this has followed our ability to see and therefore label the enemy. First there was the parasite, then the bacteria and on to the virus and beyond. With each new discovery the focus of medicine has fixated on finding the way to eradicate and destroy the things that we see and only later in our evolution have we gained a more balanced understanding of the positive and negative attributes of each form and the part that they have played in our being. In this presentation I will explore the effects that this has had on health, veterinary medicine and homeopathy. Cases will be used to illustrate the challenges that this can give the veterinary homeopath working in the current practice setting.
Kim Elia - Old and Forgotten Remedies
Kim will focus on differentials between old and forgotten remedies and more well known polychrests from our materia medica. By comparing lesser known remedies with some of our better known ones, we can more easily recognize when these forgotten remedies are indicated.
Kim will present sample cases that bring out essential features of each remedy, as well as provide a deep understanding of the many facets seen in clinical practice. Kim will discuss some overlooked but very important remedies
Approaching food animal stewardship from the philosophical - as well as the practical - perspective of homeopathic care can be rewarding for man and beast. From removal of obstacles, including a solid focus on Hygiene and species appropriate nutrition, through treating both emergency and routine presentations, including the more subtle presentations of chronic disease, it’s possible to provide excellent care, minimize the use of antibiotics and other conventional medicines, and foster health in individuals, populations and the larger ecology. This then contributes to the success of the farmer and greater stability in the food production system.
A portion of this presentation will discuss both integrating homeopathic care into an existing food animal practice as well as making the decision to begin providing such care in a practice that has not previously treated food animals. The presentation will be illustrated with case examples. Time will be provided for interaction and questions.
A large component of success in homeopathic prescribing involves pattern recognition: identifying the pattern of the disease presentation and searching for the coincidence with the remedy symptom pattern. These patterns are holograms – multidimensional - and incorporate maturation over time into their dimension.
This presentation will discuss the maturation of the holographic state of both disease and remedy, using both case and Materia Medica examples.
Sidney Storozum - Understanding and Using Remedy Relationships and More
This presentation will examine the history and theory behind the use of remedy relationships in homeopathic practice. The terminology will be explained, and attendees will be given
practical information on the application of remedy relationships, both when first analyzing a case and then when confronting the "second prescription." This sometimes overlooked
prescribing tool also serves well as platform for comparative materia medica study, and participants will be shown ways to integrate other classical sources with the literature on remedy
relationships. The related concepts of drug interactions and drug affinities will also be explored.
Sidney Storozum -How Do We Practice in a Skeptical Environment?
This talk will explore the necessities of conduct by veterinary homeopaths to ensure that the environment for practicing homeopathy is as respectful as that for practicing other methods of veterinary medicine. Issues such as ethics, legal considerations, informed consent, and the "presentation" of veterinary homeopathy to our veterinary colleagues, the public and the regulatory authorities will be covered. Participant questions will be welcomed and dealt with as thoroughly as possible.
Shelley Epstein - Case Reports, Case Series and Clinical Trial Studies in Veterinary Homeopathy
In this quick overview of published studies, we will examine the challenges of clinical trials in veterinary homeopathy. We will review studies of such conditions as bovine mastitis, parasitism in sheep, diarrhea in piglets, itching in dogs, and foot and mouth disease in cattle. Study design, quality, and outcomes will be discussed. Reasons for performing studies in veterinary homeopathy will be addressed, and adherence to Hahnemannian principles in study design will be highlighted.
I will be presenting three cases that required urgent intervention. It is often difficult under stress and duress to stay clear, focused, and calm during desperate illness. We will look at the three different cases walking logically through to discern remedy selection and assessment. The first case was handled remotely via phone consultation involving a young miniature horse stallion who presented with sudden onset of grand mal seizures. The second case is a middle age female canine with intractable epistaxis and possible nasal tumor. She had extensive allopathic intervention before turning to Homeopathic medicine. Thirdly, is a domestic short hair male cat with suspected squamous cell carcinoma of the nose.