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    Repertorisation on the totality of the case is by no means the only way of finding a suitable remedy for a sick animal. Other methods are:

    Local prescribing :

    Here a prescription is made on local signs/symptoms alone. Preferably there should be at least one clear modality, but even where this is not possible, homeopathy can be usefully employed at this level.

    Example : A dog suffering from arthritis which is worse in cold and damp and better for continued movement gets Rhus toxicodendron, based on the local symptoms and modalities.

    Organ-specific prescribing :

    Many homeopathic remedies have known effects which are limited to, or particularly marked in, a particular organ. Where the specific pathology in a sick animal corresponds, this form of prescribing can be applied most usefully. For example renal and hepatic diseases are areas where this approach is commonly used.

    Example : A horse suffering from chronic liver disease gets Chelidonium, as this remedy is known to have a beneficial effect on the liver.

    Pathological prescribing :

    Here, it is the pathological process which is the guiding principle. There are remedies which are particularly appropriate for fever, bruising or haemorrhage where the pathology exactly mirrors the remedy picture.

    Example : A cat involved in a road accident and suffering from multiple contusions gets Arnica which is a specific remedy for bruising.

    Functional prescribing :

    This is a form of local prescribing which considers the regulation of function of an organ, for example, where the predominating functional upset is spasm, a particular group of remedies that have spasm as a marked feature may be considered. Similarly, a particular organ may be malfunctioning and a homeopathic remedy may be used in a regulatory manner to rectify this.

    Example : A dog, e.g. a greyhound, suffering from attacks of cramp gets Cuprum metallicum, a remedy in which spasm is a major feature.

    Proven indications :

    The huge experience which has, and continues to be, built up within both human and veterinary homeopathy can be usefully employed by noting which remedies have been used successfully in any particular condition. Certain (vet.) homeopaths may have found that a particular condition has frequently responded to certain remedies and this can be a useful way of shortlisting remedies.

    It should also be kept in mind that information on areas of disease beyond the presenting complaint (viz. the concomitant symptoms) can also be used in this way.

    Example : A horse suffering from ragwort poisoning gets Lycopodium, a remedy which has been found useful in this condition.

    So the greater the empirical knowledge of a (vet.) prescriber is, the better he will be able to apply these methods of prescribing !

    Wim
    Homeopath for people and animals.
    (Sorry, Wim no longer works here.)

  • #2
    Terrific information, William - thank you!

    Tracy

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    • #3
      My pleasure, Tracy......there may be more in the near future.

      W.
      Homeopath for people and animals.
      (Sorry, Wim no longer works here.)

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        Bumped up for KnightOfTheStorms.

        W.
        Homeopath for people and animals.
        (Sorry, Wim no longer works here.)

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          Bumped up for new readers !

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            Bumped up once more for new members.....
            Wim. (Ret.)qualified homeopath for people and animals

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              Bumped up for rom109
              Wim. (Ret.)qualified homeopath for people and animals

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