Dtsch Tierarztl Wochenschr. 1998 Aug; 105(8): 321-3.
[Guidelines for prevention and therapy in ecological animal farms as in the example of bovine mastitis]
Fachgruppe Tiergesundheit und Nutztierhaltung am Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, Frick, CH.
In ecological farming mastitis is the dominating disease in dairy cattle. The regular prophylactic use of antibiotics in farm animals is forbidden, in therapy antibiosis is restricted. A solution of this problem could be a program of systematic homeopathic prophylaxis as well as a standardised homeopathic treatment. The example of chronic catarrhal staph.-aureus-mastitis shows that there is only a certain expectancy of success by homeopathy as well as by any other medication, if the medication is combined with necessary sanitation measures. The prognosis for a homeopathic treatment is less favourable if the sanitation measures are realised incompletely. The possible negative effects of a false homeopathic medication are described.