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NOSODES - by (The Holistic Vet Clinic)

Herbal Wormer & Eye Health Support Herbs (Uveitis/Glaucoma)

Equine Equine-Zyme, Dog and Cat Equine-Zyme, Beta Glucan, Joint-Zyme, MSM, Glucosamine,
Mare, Foal, Stallion, Senior Zyme,
Yeasture for non-equine livestock,
Cushings, EPM, Hoof Builder, Tummy-Zymes
Pure Herbs and Herb Blends

Nosodes are Homeopathic Immunizations that are given in tiny sugar pill form,
monthly, that have no side effects, and are very effective in disease prevention.

all are 30C strength
See article below.


1 dram bottles will last up to 5 horses 1 yr. 2 dram will last up to 10 horses 1. yr.

You can administer the little sugar pills between their lip and gums or you
can make a spray to spray on the gums. To build up the immune system,
Start out 1 time for 3 days in a row,
then 1 time per week for a month and then 1 time a month from there on to
maintain constant built up immune system.

If your horse, dog or cat already has an illness, we have homeopathic
protocols for them. Just email me to inquire:

Flu, RH, EW, T wt 4 oz 1 dram $25 2 dram $45
For Encephalomyelitis-Eastern & Western, Influenza , Tetanus, Equine Rhinopneumonitis.


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ICD-10 G04.-G05.
ICD-9 323
MeSH D004679

Encephalomyelitis is a general term for inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, describing a number of disorders:

acute disseminated encephalomyelitis or postinfectious encephalomyelitis, a demyelinating disease of the brain and spinal cord, possibly triggered by vaccination or viral infection;
encephalomyelitis disseminata, a synonym for multiple sclerosis;
equine encephalomyelitis, a potentially fatal mosquito-borne viral disease that infects horses and humans;
myalgic encephalomyelitis, a syndrome involving inflammation of the central nervous system with symptoms of muscle pain and fatigue; the term has sometimes been used interchangeably with chronic fatigue syndrome, though there is still controversy over the distinction.
experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of brain inflammation.
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v • d • ePathology of the nervous system, primarily CNS (G00-G47, 320-349)
Inflammatory diseases
of the CNS Meningitis (Arachnoiditis) - Encephalitis - Myelitis - Encephalomyelitis (Acute disseminated) - Tropical spastic paraparesis
Systemic atrophies
primarily affecting the CNS Huntington's disease - Spinocerebellar ataxia (Friedreich's ataxia, Ataxia telangiectasia, Hereditary spastic paraplegia) -
Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy - Spinal muscular atrophy: Werdnig-Hoffman disease - Kugelberg-Welander disease - Fazio Londe syndrome -
MND (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), Progressive bulbar, Pseudobulbar, PLS)
Extrapyramidal and
movement disorders Parkinson's disease - Neuroleptic malignant syndrome - Postencephalitic parkinsonism - Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration - Progressive supranuclear palsy - Striatonigral degeneration - Dystonia/Dyskinesia (Spasmodic torticollis, Meige's syndrome, Blepharospasm) - Essential tremor - Myoclonus - Lafora disease - Chorea (Choreoathetosis) - Restless legs syndrome - Stiff person syndrome
Other degenerative /
demyelinating diseases Alzheimer's disease - Pick's disease - Alpers' disease - Dementia with Lewy bodies - Leigh's disease - Multiple sclerosis - Devic's disease - Central pontine myelinolysis - Transverse myelitis
Seizure/epilepsy Focal (Simple partial, Complex partial) - Generalised (Tonic-clonic, Absence, Atonic, Benign familial neonatal) - Lennox-Gastaut - West - Epilepsia partialis continua - Status epilepticus (Complex partial status epilepticus)
Headache Migraine (Familial hemiplegic) - Cluster - Vascular - Tension
Vascular Transient ischemic attack (Amaurosis fugax, Transient global amnesia) - Cerebrovascular disease (MCA, ACA, PCA, Foville's syndrome, Millard-Gubler syndrome, Lateral medullary syndrome, Weber's syndrome, Lacunar stroke)
Sleep disorders Insomnia - Hypersomnia - Sleep apnea (Ondine's curse) - Narcolepsy - Cataplexy - Kleine-Levin syndrome - Circadian rhythm sleep disorder - Delayed sleep phase syndrome - Advanced sleep phase syndrome
Other Hydrocephalus (Normal pressure) - Idiopathic intracranial hypertension - Encephalopathy - Brain herniation - Cerebral edema - Reye's syndrome - Syringomyelia - Syringobulbia - Spinal cord compression

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Equine influenza

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Flu season
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H5N1 strain

Equine influenza (Horse flu) refers to varieties of Influenzavirus A that are endemic in horses. Horse flu viruses were only isolated in 1956. There are two main types of virus called equine-1 (H7N7) which commonly affects horse heart muscle and equine-2 (H3N8) which is usually more severe. Horse flu is endemic throughout the world.

The disease has a nearly 100% infection rate in an unvaccinated horse population that has not been previously exposed to the virus. The incubation time is one to five days.

Horses with horse flu can run a fever, have a dry hacking cough, have a runny nose, and become depressed and reluctant to eat or drink for several days but usually recover in 2 to 3 weeks. [1]

"Vaccination schedules generally require a primary course of 2 doses, 3-6 weeks apart, followed by boosters at 6-12 month intervals. It is generally recognised that in many cases such schedules may not maintain protective levels of antibody and more frequent administration is advised in high-risk situations." [2]

It is a common requirement at shows in Britain that horses are vaccinated against Equine flu and a vaccination card must be produced; the FEI requires vaccination every 6 months.[3] [4]

In August 2007, a notable outbreak occurred in Australia which had previously been free of the virus.

See also
2007 Australian Equine influenza outbreak
Avian influenza
Canine influenza
Human influenza

Further reading
Caring for a horse with equine influenza (NZ)
Equine flu resources: Q&A, latest news, contacts (NZ)
Veterinary Record
Equine Quarterly Disease Surveillance Reports
Horse and Pony Ailments by Eddie Straiton

^ University of Sydney RIRDC equine research and development website
^ equiflunet_vaccines
^ UAE Equestrian & Racing Federation
^ FEI guidelines
Equi Flu Net
[hide]v • d • eInfluenza
Influenza Research - Vaccine - Avian influenza - Treatment - Genome sequencing - Season
Influenza viruses Orthomyxoviridae - Influenza A - Influenza B - Influenza C
Subtypes of Influenza A virus H1N1 - H1N2 - H2N2 - H3N1 - H3N2 - H3N8 - H5N1 - H5N2 - H5N3 - H5N8 - H5N9 - H7N1 - H7N2 - H7N3 - H7N4 - H7N7 - H9N2 - H10N7
H5N1 Genetic structure - Transmission and infection - Global spread - Clinical Trials - Human mortality
Antiviral drugs Arbidol - adamantane derivatives (Amantadine, Rimantadine) - neuraminidase inhibitors (Oseltamivir, Peramivir, Zanamivir)
Experimental (Peramivir)
Influenza vaccines FluMist - Fluzone
Influenza pandemics Asian Flu - Hong Kong Flu - Spanish flu - Fujian flu - Pandemic Severity Index
Outbreaks of Avian influenza Croatia (2005) - India (2006) - UK (2007) - West Bengal (2008)
Influenza in non-human mammals Canine influenza - Equine influenza (2007 Australian outbreak) - Swine flu

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Muscular spasms in a patient suffering from tetanus. Painting by Sir Charles Bell, 1809.
ICD-10 A33.-A35.
ICD-9 037, 771.3
DiseasesDB 2829
MedlinePlus 000615
eMedicine emerg/574

Tetanus is a medical condition that is characterized by a prolonged contraction of skeletal muscle fibers. The primary symptoms are caused by tetanospasmin, a neurotoxin produced by the Gram-positive, obligate anaerobic bacterium Clostridium tetani. Infection generally occurs through wound contamination, and often involves a cut or deep puncture wound. As the infection progresses, muscle spasms in the jaw develop, hence the common name, lockjaw. This is followed by difficulty swallowing and general muscle stiffness and spasms in other parts of the body.[1] Infection can be prevented by proper immunization and by post-exposure prophylaxis.[2]

1 Spatula test
2 Treatment
2.1 Mild tetanus
2.2 Severe tetanus
3 Prevention
4 Epidemiology
5 Association with rust
6 Famous tetanus victims
7 References
8 External links

Spatula test
The "spatula test" for tetanus involves touching the posterior pharyngeal wall with a sterile, soft-tipped instrument and observing the effect. A positive test result is the involuntary contraction of the jaw (biting down on the "spatula"), and a negative test result would normally be a gag reflex attempting to expel the foreign object.

A short report in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene states that in a patient research study, the spatula test had a high specificity (zero false-positive test results) and a high sensitivity (94% of infected patients produced a positive test result).[3]

The wound must be cleaned. Dead and infected tissue should be removed by surgical debridement. Metronidazole treatment decreases the number of bacteria but has no effect on the bacterial toxin. Penicillin was once used to treat tetanus, but is no longer the treatment of choice because of a theoretical risk of increased spasms. It should still be used if metronidazole is not available. Passive immunization with human anti-tetanospasmin immunoglobulin or tetanus immune globulin is crucial. If specific anti-tetanospasmin immunoglobulin is not available, then normal human immunoglobulin may be given instead. All tetanus victims should be vaccinated against the disease or offered a booster shot.

An infant suffering from neonatal tetanus.It takes 2-14 days for symptoms to develop after infection. Symptoms peak 17 days after infection.

Mild tetanus
Mild cases of tetanus can be treated with:

Tetanus immune globulin IV or IM
metronidazole IV for 10 days
tetanus vaccination
tetanus shots
tetanus digestion

Severe tetanus
Severe cases will require admission to intensive care. In addition to the measures listed above for mild tetanus:

Lock-jaw in a patient suffering from tetanus.human tetanus immunoglobulin injected intrathecally (increases clinical improvement from 4% to 35%)
tracheostomy and mechanical ventilation for 3 to 4 weeks,
magnesium, as an intravenous (IV) infusion, to prevent muscle spasm,
diazepam (known under the common name Valium) as a continuous IV infusion,
the autonomic effects of tetanus can be difficult to manage (alternating hyper- and hypotension, hyperpyrexia/hypothermia) and may require IV labetalol, magnesium, clonidine, or nifedipine.
Drugs such as chlorpromazine or diazepam, or other muscle relaxants can be given to control the muscle spasms. In extreme cases it may be necessary to paralyze the patient with curare-like drugs and use a mechanical ventilator.

In order to survive a tetanus infection, the maintenance of an airway and proper nutrition are required. An intake of 3500-4000 Calories, and at least 150g of protein, is often given in liquid form through a tube directly into the stomach, or through a drip into a vein. This high-caloric diet maintenance is required due to the increased metabolic strain brought on by the increased muscle activity.

Tetanus can be prevented by vaccination.[4] The CDC recommends that adults receive a booster vaccine every ten years, and standard care in many places is to give the booster to any patient with a puncture wound who is uncertain of when he or she was last vaccinated, or if the patient has had fewer than 3 lifetime doses of the vaccine. The booster cannot prevent a potentially fatal case of tetanus from the current wound, as it can take up to two weeks for tetanus antibodies to form. In children under the age of seven, the tetanus vaccine is often administered as a combined vaccine, DPT vaccine or DTaP, which also includes vaccines against diphtheria and pertussis. For adults and children over seven, the Td vaccine (tetanus and diphtheria) or Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) is commonly used.[4]


Tetanus cases reported worldwide (1990-2004). Ranging from strongly prevalent (in dark red) to very few cases (in light yellow) (gray, no data).Tetanus is a global health problem since C. tetani spores are ubiquitous. The disease occurs almost exclusively in persons who are unvaccinated or inadequately immunized.[1] Tetanus occurs worldwide but is more common in hot, damp climates with soil rich in organic matter. This is particularly true with manure-treated soils, the spores are widely distributed in the intestines and feces of many non-human animals such as horses, sheep, cattle, dogs, cats, rats, guinea pigs, and chickens. In agricultural areas, a significant number of human adults may harbor the organism. The spores can also be found on skin surfaces and in contaminated heroin.[2]

Tetanus, particularly the neonatal form, remains a significant public health problem in non-industrialized countries. There are about one million cases of tetanus reported worldwide, causing an estimated 300,000 to 500,000 deaths each year.[2]

In the United States, approximately 100 people become infected with tetanus each year, and there are about five deaths from tetanus each year.[5] Nearly all of the cases in the United States occur in unimmunized individuals or individuals who have allowed their inoculations to lapse,[5] whereas most cases in developing countries are due to the neonatal form of tetanus.

Tetanus is not contagious from person to person[5] and is the only vaccine-preventable disease that is infectious but is not contagious.

Association with rust
Tetanus is often associated with rust, especially rusty nails, but this concept is somewhat misleading. Objects that accumulate rust are often found outdoors, or in places that harbor anaerobic bacteria, but the rust itself does not cause tetanus nor does it contain more C. tetani bacteria. The rough surface of rusty metal merely provides a prime habitat for a C. tetani endospore to reside. An endospore is a non-metabolising survival structure that begins to metabolise and cause infection once in an adequate environment. Because C. tetani is an anaerobic bacterium, it and its endospores will thrive in an environment that lacks oxygen. Hence, stepping on a nail (rusty or not) may result in a tetanus infection, as the low-oxygen (anaerobic) environment of a puncture wound provides the bacteria with an ideal breeding ground.

Famous tetanus victims
George Montagu - English ornithologist; contracted tetanus when he stepped on a nail.
Joe Powell - English footballer; contracted following amputation of a badly broken arm.
John A. Roebling - Civil Engineer and Architect famous for his bridge designs, particularly the Brooklyn Bridge; contracted following amputation of his foot due to an injury caused by a ferry when it crashed into a wharf.
George Crockett Strong - Union brigadier general in the American Civil War; from wounds sustained in the assault against Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina.
Fred Thomson - silent film actor; stepped on a nail.
Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly; wounded by a cannon ball in the Battle of Rain.
Traveller - General Robert E. Lee's favorite horse; stepped on a nail.
John Thoreau; brother of Henry David Thoreau

^ a b Wells CL, Wilkins TD (1996). Clostridia: Sporeforming Anaerobic Bacilli. In: Baron's Medical Microbiology (Baron S et al, eds.), 4th ed., Univ of Texas Medical Branch. (via NCBI Bookshelf) ISBN 0-9631172-1-1.
^ a b c Tetanus. CDC Pink Book. Retrieved on 2007-01-26.
^ Nitin M. Apte and Dilip R. Karnad (1995-10). Short Report: The Spatula Test: A Simple Bedside Test to Diagnose Tetanus. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. pp. 386-387. Retrieved on 2007-10-11. Also, the ability to open ones mouth widely is often a sign that one does not have lockjaw.
^ a b "Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis: recommendations for vaccine use and other preventive measures. Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory committee (ACIP)." (1991). MMWR Recomm Rep 40 (RR-10): 1-28. PMID 1865873.
^ a b c Office of Public Information, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (2005-07-14). "Tetanus Cases Prompt Advisory for Missourians to Get Vaccine, Check Booster Status". Press release. Retrieved on 2006-09-20.

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G+/Firmicutes Clostridium (Pseudomembranous colitis, Botulism, Tetanus, Gas gangrene) - Streptococcus A and B (Scarlet fever, Erysipelas) - Staphylococcus (Toxic shock syndrome) - Bacilli (Anthrax, Listeriosis)
G+/Actinobacteria Mycobacterium: Tuberculosis (Ghon focus, Ghon's complex, Tuberculous meningitis, Pott's disease, Rich focus, Scrofula, Bazin disease, Lupus vulgaris, Miliary tuberculosis) - Leprosy - Lady Windermere syndrome - Buruli ulcer -
Actinomycetales: Actinomycosis - Nocardiosis - Diphtheria - Erythrasma
G-/Spirochetal Syphilis (Bejel) - Yaws - Pinta - Relapsing fever - Noma - Trench mouth - Lyme disease - Rat-bite fever (Sodoku) - Leptospirosis
G-/Chlamydiae Chlamydophila (Psittacosis) - Chlamydia (Chlamydia, Lymphogranuloma venereum, Trachoma)
G-/a Proteobacteria Rickettsioses (Typhus, Scrub typhus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Boutonneuse fever, Q fever, Trench fever, Rickettsialpox) - Brucellosis - Cat scratch fever
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G-/ß&? Proteobacteria Salmonella (Typhoid fever, Paratyphoid fever, Salmonellosis) - other intestinal (Cholera, Shigellosis) - Zoonotic (Bubonic plague, Tularemia, Glanders, Melioidosis, Pasteurellosis) - Other: Pertussis - Meningococcus (Meningococcal disease, Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome) - Legionellosis - Brazilian purpuric fever - Chancroid - Donovanosis - Gonorrhea

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Equine herpesvirus 4

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Equine herpesvirus 4

Virus classification
Group: Group I (dsDNA)
Family: Herpesviridae

Genus: Varicellovirus

Species: Equine herpesvirus 3 (EHV-3)

Equine herpesvirus 4 (EHV-4) is a virus of the family Herpesviridae that cause rhinopneumonitis in horses. It is the most important viral cause of respiratory infection in foals.[1] Like other herpes viruses, EHV-4 causes a lifelong latent infection in affected animals. These horses are usually the source for new infection for foals over two months old, weanlings, and yearlings. Symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, and discharge from the nose. Most infected animals recover in one to three weeks,[2] but death can occur in environments with overcrowding and other stress factors. There is a vaccine available.

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^ Carter, G.R.; Flores, E.F.; Wise, D.J. (2006). Herpesviridae. A Concise Review of Veterinary Virology. Retrieved on 2006-06-04.

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What is Homeopathy and How Can Our Animals Benefit
from Homeopathic Remedies or Nosodes

By Dr. Gerald Wessner, DVM and Jessica Lynn, Earth Song Ranch©

"The introduction of homeopathy forced the old school doctor to stir around and learn something
of a rational nature about his business. You may honestly feel grateful that homeopathy survived the
attempts of allopaths (the orthodox physicians) to destroy it."
Mark Twain

Homeopathy is a system of therapies developed by Samuel Hahanmann. It is based upon the
"law of similars" or "likes are cured by likes" ("Similia Similibus Curentur") which holds, as its
philosophy, that there is a medicinal substance found, mostly in nature, which can evoke certain
symptoms, in a healthy individual or animal, that may be effective in the treatment of illness having
symptoms similar, or closely resembling those produced by the substance.

Homeopathy is a scientific system of health care which activates or stimulates the body's own
healing process in order to cure disease naturally, gently, and promptly. Homeopathy utilizes a
variety of mineral, plant and animal substances, including some snake venoms, in vary small doses,
to stimulate the body's natural healing powers and abilities in order to bring it back to balance.
The human and animal body has many complex health-maintaining defensive mechanisms.
The immune system is an essential part of these, but other factors also have a role to play.
If these mechanisms fail, then we sustain damage or illness, which then have to be repaired or
healed. Homeopathy works by stimulating both the health maintaining and the repair mechanisms.

Homeopathy is safe and effective, with no side effects. It is "medicine" as a whole, which in its
purest form treats each patient (human or animal) as an individual. Its principles differ from those
of conventional medicine, as does its approach to the patient and to the concept of ill health. However,
it cannot replace all other forms of health care. It can be used as the treatment of first choice in
a wide range of conditions and can be a useful addition, or "complement" in other situations,
for example, to support good recovery after operations, or to mitigate the side effects of vaccines.

Homeopathic remedies, correctly chosen, are capable of affecting a cure for acute symptoms as
well as deep emotional or personal concerns. Thus with higher potencies and professional guidance,
you can use homeopathy to treat individuals (humans and animals) whose life has somehow driven
them to ill health, or disease. The remedy selection and dosage is critical, just as certain things
in nature can, in susceptible individuals, cause constipation, headaches, rashes, hay-fever, allergies,
pains etc. so can those very things stimulate a natural healing response, both acute
and manifest, to bring about healing.

Homeopathy is well over 200 years old and has been experiencing a comeback as people search for
alternative ways to heal themselves and their animals, in a more natural and less costly manner.
There are now hundreds of books written on homeopathy, for professional and lay people alike. The
books vary from small handbooks to multi volumes, from acute to chronic diseases, and from
veterinary medicine to human medicine, and more.

What is a Remedy, Where Does it Come From, and How is it Made:

Homeopathic remedies were discovered by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann over 200 years ago.
Dr. Hahnemann was a medical translator (because he abhorred the barbaric treatment patients
received at the hands of physicians) who, when translating a treatise by a learned physician of the day,
took issue with a sentence that stated that the curative effect of quinine when used to treat malaria,
was because of its bitter properties. Dr. Hahnemann reasoned that if quinine cured malaria, what would
happen if quinine were taken (if the patient were not ill) for several days. He formulated an experiment,
and performed it on himself and found that after several days of ingesting the quinine, he developed
the symptoms of malaria (not being in an endemic area for malaria and not having been exposed to malaria).
He then reasoned that if the quinine could give the symptoms of the disease to a well person, a person
could quite possibly be cured if given minute amounts of the quinine. This was the start of homeopathy.

Homeopathic remedies may be prepared from the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms. They are
always diluted and succussed. Dilution is when a substance, when added to grain alcohol and allowed to
age for a time appropriate to the density of the substance (for a leaf-one hour: for bark or a dense
substance-a month) is diluted 10, 100, or 1,000 times. For example, when a dilution of 10 is used the
designation is an X, when a dilution of 100 is used, the designation is a C, and when a dilution of 1,000
is used, the designation is an M. Dilutions may be made any number of times, but the most common are
6,12, 30, and 200. If a substance is diluted 1 to a 100 just 2 times, the dilution is then 1:10,000,
3 times, then the dilution is 1:1,000,000.

The strength of the homeopathic process comes when the dilution is combined with a succussion process;
that is the vial containing the diluted substance is struck against an object that has a resiliency or bounce
back-in olden times a leather bound book was used, today a rubber mat or even one's own hand may be used.
The succussion is performed up to one hundred times for each dilution. With repeated dilution and
succussion, the homeopathic remedy is strengthened even though the number of molecules in the remedy
decreases and after 12 dilutions, no physical evidence of the original substance remains (no molecules);
only the energetic portion of the substance remains. This is the basis of homeopathics-
"an energetic remedy" that cures, based on the symptoms that the physical substance
would produce if given to a healthy person.

Veterinary Homeopathy

In veterinary medicine, homeopathics are used for both acute and chronic ailments.
Acute ailments include snake bites, bee stings, vomiting, diarrhea, distemper, Parvo, West Nile,
EPM, colic, joint ill in foals (ephyisitis), and any other ailment that comes on suddenly or acutely,
possibly combined with a fever. Homeopathy is also useful in treating chronic ailments such as
recurring ear or urinary infections, hot spots or just the itch, arthritis, bladder stones,
chronic hepatitis or nephritis, or even diabetes.

The most commonly used dilution in veterinary homeopathy is 6c & 30c, for horses it could also be
in the 1M strength - i.e., 6c is the mother tincture diluted 6 times by a factor of 100. However,
there are other dilutions used by Homeopathic Physicians and Veterinarians for which
a prescription is/would be necessary.

Remedies are most often dispensed in a palatable sugar tablet or pill form, with some dispensed in
liquid forms, or some in a topically used cream form. There are also combination formulas for injuries
that work very well, and are recommended for, as well as widely used on horses as well as humans;
one example is ARR (Arnica, Ruta, and Rhu Tox), used for injury including stifle pulls.

Examples of acute treatments are the use of Nux Vomica for colic, Apis for joint ill or any lesion
that resembles a honey bee sting, the use of Aconite and the West Nile Nosode for the treatment
of West Nile, and the use of Hypericum and Ledum for any type of puncture wound.

Veterinary medicine also uses Nosodes in place of vaccines. Traditional vaccines can and do cause
immune deficiencies and reactions in our animals, they are also known to be toxic to some animals
due to the chemical delivery systems they use to administer the actual "vaccine", wherein Nosodes
assist the animal to build up a resistance to the disease and boost their immune responses naturally.

Examples of treatment of chronic diseases with homeopathics would be the use of a homeopathic remedy,
whose use was decided based on 3 or more very solid symptoms called keynote symptoms, and then
verified by researching the most likely remedy. After giving the remedy to the patient, it must be
decided in the next 2-3 weeks if any change or improvement occurs, and if no change or improvement
has occurred, then a new remedy must be considered. If improvement has occurred, then the patient
or client must wait till all improvement has stopped or plateaued out, and then must consider which
remedy should follow or find a new remedy. The time interval in between remedies may be as
little as a month or as long as 3 months.

Examples of homeopathics that are readily available and can help tremendously in everyday situations:

Arnica - a remedy that is used for any kind of trauma-physical, emotional, and mental.
When given to effect, even old bruises will resolve more quickly. I routinely advise the use of
Arnica in my practice after any kind of trauma (Dr. Wessner never recommends the use of bute,
Banamine, or any kind of pain killer because these drugs remove inflammation without resolving
the underlying situation), after any surgery, both for the pain and bruising, but also as a replacement
for antibiotics. The results are quite gratifying.

Examples: If you get kicked or stepped on by a horse and your first reaction is to take a pain
killer so you can continue your day's work; instead you remember to take arnica every 15 minutes
for the first hour and then 3 times per day for a couple of days, and you discover that not only is
the pain disappearing, but the bruises are rapidly disappearing. In just a few days the whole
problem is resolved without the use of the painkillers.

Hypericum and Ledum - these two remedies are used alternatively for any kind of puncture wounds -
a hypodermic injection that has had a reaction, a nail or fish hook puncture, and yes, even snake bites.
I have seen 3 cases of cottonmouth snakebites resolved with only the use of these 2 remedies -
even I was impressed that no anti-serum, fluids, hospitalization or any type of western
medicine was used to treat these cases.

The literature also states that this combination is useful in preventing tetanus in unvaccinated individuals,
because the remedies prevent the spores of tetanus from traveling up the nerves to the brain.

What is a Nosode

Nosodes are really homeopathic "immunizations" as opposed to "vaccinations". They are made
the very same way as a homeopathic remedy, by dilution, and succussion, except they are made from the
"discharges" when an organism (animal or human) gets sick. For example, a distemper Nosode is made
from the nasal discharge from an infected dog, a Parvo Nosode is made from the diarrhea of an infected
animal, and the EPM Nosode is made from the spinal cord of an EPM positive horse.

Secretions from an infected animal are serially diluted and succussed 30 times to give the Nosode its energy
so it can protect the body from disease. Protection is different from that caused by vaccines in that detectable
antibodies are not directly attributed to the Nosode, but to the exposure to the disease. Nosodes are available
for all species and can be prepared in just hours instead of years for vaccines. Nosodes are extremely
safe as no chemical preservatives or live viruses or bacteria are present.

Nosodes have been used for over a hundred years in homeopathy and have an excellent track record.
All dog diseases can be controlled or eliminated by using Nosodes for distemper, Parvo, Bordatella,
Para-influenza, Leptospirosis, Adenovirys, corona and rabies. In cats the distemper, FIV, FIP,
Leukemia, and other Nosodes are available.

In Horses the flu, Rhino, EWT (Eastern and Western Encephalitis, Tetanus), West Nile, Strangles, EPM
(Equine Protozoal Myelitis) and Herpes (Pneumobort) and Pigeon Fever (soon) are available and quite effective.

For the past nine years Dr. Wessener has been using Nosodes in his practice as a replacement for
vaccines and the results have surpassed his wildest dreams. Not only are the diseases controlled, as
good or better than the vaccines, but also no reactions, either acute or chronic are seen.

To clarify the foregoing statement, much of Dr. Wessner's practice is counseling people, in person, and on the
phone to all parts of the country, on the proper protocols for their pets and horses for the effects of over-vaccination
and vaccination reactions. He also teaches a weeklong course on Acute Homeopathy for Animals.

Many itchy, arthritic, allergic, chronically infected ears and many other canine problems have
their roots in over vaccination. In horses, over vaccination, over use of anti-biotics, chemical fly sprays
and wormers cause many horses to succumb to EPM, Herpes, Uveitis, and autoimmune diseases not
seen 50 years ago before this became a "common" practice.

There has also become an increase in the number of "itchy" horses that have been subjected to the over use
of vaccines and the over use of chemicals, including wormers (monthly paste and daily) and fly sprays. With all the
over-vaccinations, worming and strong chemical fly sprays it also makes them unable to recover from
or over-come laminitis and founder.

It is interesting to note, once these problems are addressed homeopathically, and Nosodes are substituted
for vaccines, and herbal wormers are used monthly in place of the chemical pastes and gels; with chemical
wormers only used when absolutely necessary, these problems are cured and for the most part never re-occur.

What Nosodes are Available from The Holistic Vet Clinic and My Fine Equine:

In the horse, Nosodes are available for all the common diseases: Flu, Rhino, Eastern & Western Encephalitis,
Tetanus, Strangles, Potomac Horse Fever, Botulism, West Nile Fever, Herpes, & EPM.
And Pigeon Fever will be available in the late Spring or Early Summer of 2005.

In the dog world the Nosodes most commonly used are: Distemper, Parvo, Botulism, & Rabies. The Para-influenza,
Corona, Lepto, Lymes are also available but used to a lesser extent.

For cats we have Distemper, FIV, FIP, Leukemia and Rabies.

At the Holistic Vet Clinic, Dr. Wessner recommends using the 30C dilution and after the first month's protocol,
recommends using the Nosodes on a monthly basis. As with all over-the-counter medications, nothing in this
website is meant to replace the advice of your health care provider or veterinarian.

The Nosode Protocol is as follows:

Horses- 15 pills or 3 sprays on gums, once per month, after the initial dosing protocol*.

Dogs & cats - 5-10 pills on gums, once per month, after the initial dosing protocol*.

*Nosode regimen: Give once daily for 3 days, then once per week for 4 weeks, then once per month thereafter.

Directions for giving pills (Nosodes):
Hint - wet your finger tip with the patient's saliva (many clients use there own saliva) then
put the approximate amount on the fingertips, and then raise the lip and apply to gum.

NOTE: Keep all Nosodes and homeopathics out of direct sunlight.

"There are many stereotypes about homeopathy, many erroneous ideas distorting its purpose,
its potential and its limits. Among these stereotypes is the notion that homeopathy is a fixed,
unchanging therapy, which is obviously not true. Homeopathy is evolving,(it is dynamic energetic
medicine, it is vibration medicine, it is physics), thanks to the impetus and work of the thousands
of physicians, scientists, university scholars, and laboratories who are constantly questioning our
knowledge, in order to improve the effectiveness of these medicines…Any debate that attempts to
set up an opposition between homeopathy and "classical" medicine is today outmoded. Putting aside
any parochial feelings, we have to promote medicine as a whole, scientific and humane medicine,
open to scientific and technical progress just as much as to listening to the person who is ill, a medicine
devoted to promoting to the greatest extent possible each patient's healing potential rather than too
systematically using aggressive, coercive means that weaken the natural defenses of the organism;
a medicine that does not consider disease an enemy to be defeated, but rather a manifestation of a
dysfunction to be discovered and palliated, with the close cooperation of the patient; a medicine that
favors preventive measures based on nutrition as well as on hygiene and healthy living in general...
This is the fertile soil in which homeopathy has germinated, grown and will naturally flourish
due to the results it provides compared to other therapeutic means..." Boiron Homeopathics

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