Homeopathy in Organic Livestock ProductionGlen Dupree, DVM
Written for both organic farmers and homeopaths, this book is a comprehensive and indispensiable guide for the application of homeopathy on sustainable livestock farms.
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Sustainable Agriculture and Holistic Medicine: Homeopathy on the Family Farm
Glen Dupree, DVM
My experience in trying to blend the philosophy and application of sustainable agriculture with the philosophy and application of holistic medicine began with my association with the Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania. For the past several years the HMSSP has hosted a conference entitled “Homeopathy: Health from the Ground Up”.
Homeopathy and Herd Health
One of the unique aspects of holistic medicine is the focus on the individual and the individual nature of health and disease. In the holistic approach, the unique expression of disease by the individual is the key to treatment, rather than an artificial grouping and naming of symptoms by diagnosis.
The Use of Homeopathy as a Means of Preventing Crises and Improving Health on the Farm
This line of thinking may not be so common among large animal veterinarians. There is a collection of stories about a farm call veterinarian called “Hang Up the Phone and Look for a Cloud of Dust”. That title seems to epitomize most farm based veterinary practices – the farmer calls in a crisis and the veterinarian becomes an ambulance driver (or may be mistaken for a NASCAR driver).
History, Physics, and Homeopathy: Making Life Easier on the Modern Organic Dairy
"You know, medicine is not an exact science, but we are learning all the time. Why, just fifty years ago, they thought a disease like your daughter's was caused by demonic possession or witchcraft. But nowadays we know that Isabelle is suffering from an imbalance of bodily humors, perhaps caused by a toad or a small dwarf living in her stomach."
Steve Martin on SNL as Theodoric of York, Medieval Barber
Dynamics of Health
As a conventional veterinarian, my training says that if I am working in a farm-based practice my primary concern should be with the health of the stock on the particular farm. My leanings as a holistic practitioner say that the health of the stock on the farm is inextricably tied to the over-all health of the farm, the community, and the greater environment surrounding the farm and that if I am to do my best work all these factors must be considered. My path as a homeopath has given me the tools to address the health of the stock on the farm, the farm itself, and the greater environment as a mutually dependent continuum.