THE USE OF HOMEOPATHY IN THE TREATMENT OF MASTITIS IN DAIRY COWS

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Published: 2021-08-03

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RADHWANE SAIDI

Department of Agronomy, University of Amar Telidji-Laghouat, Algeria.

NORA MIMOUNE *

National high school of veterinary medicine, Algiers, Bab-Ezzouar, Algeria and Institute of veterinary Sciences, LBRA, university of Blida 01, Algeria.

RATIBA BAAZIZI

National high school of veterinary medicine, Algiers, Bab-Ezzouar, Algeria.

OUMAYMA BENADJEL

National high school of veterinary medicine, Algiers, Bab-Ezzouar, Algeria.

DJAMEL KHELEF

National high school of veterinary medicine, Algiers, Bab-Ezzouar, Algeria.

RACHID KAIDI

Institute of veterinary Sciences, LBRA, university of Blida 01, Algeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The treatment of mastitis is based mainly on the use of antibiotics. However, in recent times, an increase in resistance phenomena and the presence of residues in milk and their derivatives has been reported. Few studies have focused on the treatment of mastitis by homeopathy elsewhere or in Algeria. The objective of this current study aimed to clarify in particular the interest of homeopathy in the treatment of mastitis. The work was carried out in two dairy farms on a total of 14 cows located in Laghouat region (South of Algeria). Before the start of the experiment, a tolerance test was performed on two cull cows free from any apparent infection [except mastitis]. Local and general reactions were noted at specific times. A total of 31 mammitous districts received 4 intramammary injections of a homeopathic preparation containing several natural products every 12h over 48h. A clinical examination and an analysis of the milk samples on D0, D7 and D14 were realized on all the cows and the decision was made on the 14th day. Data showed a very good tolerance to the homeopathic preparation and a cure of 75% of clinical mastitis. An improvement with a decrease in CMT score was also noted. In addition, healing rate of 51.85% for subclinical mastitis on D7 and 59.29% on D14 were also reported. At the end, homeotherapy could, in some cases, represent an alternative to antibiotic therapy and bring an advantage to breeders. Further investigations should be performed in the future.

Keywords: Homeopathy, mastitis, cow, treatment, injections, milk, Algeria


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SAIDI, R., MIMOUNE, N., BAAZIZI, R., BENADJEL, O., KHELEF, D., & KAIDI, R. (2021). THE USE OF HOMEOPATHY IN THE TREATMENT OF MASTITIS IN DAIRY COWS. BIONATURE, 41(2), 1–12. Retrieved from https://globalpresshub.com/index.php/BN/article/view/1195

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