Zur Wirksamkeit einer komplementärmedizinischen (homeopathischen) Mastitisprophylaxe zum Trockenstellen und zum Abkalben beim Rind

Notz, C; Hässig, M (2013). Zur Wirksamkeit einer komplementärmedizinischen (homeopathischen) Mastitisprophylaxe zum Trockenstellen und zum Abkalben beim Rind. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 155(7):405-409.

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The present study examines the efficacy of a homeopathic dry cow prophylaxis in a randomized, placebo controlled case-control field trial. The study was conducted in 24 Brown Swiss farms in the Engadine (Swiss mountain region). The effect of the used homeopathic substances were combined with antibiotics in justified cases. At drying off and in the 3rd and 5th week of lactation the udders were clinically examined and quarter milk samples were taken for bacteriological and cytological analysis. In addition, milk recording data of the first 6 milk testing were included in the evaluations. The used homeopathic prophylaxis at drying off did not show any effect in the incidence of dry cow mastitis and mastitis in the first 120 days of lactation.
However, at day 21 post partum significantly fewer animals in the verum group showed a bacteriological finding of a major pathogen, but more animals in this group suffered from a secretion disorder. It has been shown that at the 6th milk test pp significantly more animals of the verum group had a somatic cell count below 100000 cells / ml than the control group.

Abstract

The present study examines the efficacy of a homeopathic dry cow prophylaxis in a randomized, placebo controlled case-control field trial. The study was conducted in 24 Brown Swiss farms in the Engadine (Swiss mountain region). The effect of the used homeopathic substances were combined with antibiotics in justified cases. At drying off and in the 3rd and 5th week of lactation the udders were clinically examined and quarter milk samples were taken for bacteriological and cytological analysis. In addition, milk recording data of the first 6 milk testing were included in the evaluations. The used homeopathic prophylaxis at drying off did not show any effect in the incidence of dry cow mastitis and mastitis in the first 120 days of lactation.
However, at day 21 post partum significantly fewer animals in the verum group showed a bacteriological finding of a major pathogen, but more animals in this group suffered from a secretion disorder. It has been shown that at the 6th milk test pp significantly more animals of the verum group had a somatic cell count below 100000 cells / ml than the control group.

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Other titles: Efficiency if a homeopathc prophylaxis in a bovine mastitis during dry-off and parturition Journal Article, refereed, original work 05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals 570 Life sciences; biology 630 Agriculture German 2013 28 Jan 2014 15:57 05 Apr 2016 17:24 Hans Huber 0036-7281 https://doi.org/10.1024/0036-7281/a000482 23823745

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