TABLEĀ 2:

Cure rates for therapeutic use of different remedies

SpeciesIndicationRecovery effect withAuthor (year)
HomeopathyAllopathyPlacebo
CowsMastitis34% a
18% d
26% a
24% d
Sonnenwald (1986)
CowsMastitis34% a
18% d
26% a
24% d
Merck and others (1989)
CowsMastitis33% a, o
80% a, p
67% a, o
50% a, p
Tiefenthaler (1990)
CowsMastitis19% a
47% e
29% f
20% a
45% e
35% f
6% a
56% e
13% f
Hektoen and others (2004)
CowsMastitis47% b
31% c
24% b
24% c
30% b
4% c
Werner and others (2010)
CowsMastitis5% a, g
10% a, h
17% a, g
65% a, h
Walkenhorst (2006)
CowsMastitis63% e
36% n
95% e
74 % n
Williamson and Lacy-Hulbert (2014)
CalvesDiarrhoea83% l80% lKayne and Rafferty (1994)
CalvesDiarrhoea69-77% i, m69% mHornig (2014)
SowsMMA61% m35% mSeifert (1987)
  • a Full recovery=no pathological findings of milk and udder and negative cytobacteriological results of milk samples

  • b Full recovery=no pathological findings of milk and udder with negative bacteriological results of milk samples on first day of disease

  • c Full recovery=no pathological findings of milk and udder with positive bacteriological results of milk samples on first day of disease

  • d Clinical recovery=no pathological findings of milk and udder and with positive bacteriological or/and positive cytological results of milk samples

  • e Clinical recovery=no pathological findings of milk and udder

  • f Bacteriological recovery=negative bacteriological result of milk samples after treatment and negative California mastitis test

  • g Cows with clinical mastitis at minimum one udder quarter

  • h Cows without clinical signs, but positive bacteriological result of milk samples at minimum one udder

  • i Range of results due to the use of different homeopathic remedies

  • l Clinical recovery=change from watery to pasty faeces; animals treated by homeopathy recovered one day earlier

  • m Clinical recovery

  • n Bacteriological recovery=negative bacteriological result of milk samples after treatment

  • o Test group=cows with acute mastitis with disturbed general condition

  • p Test group=cows with acute mastitis without disturbed general condition

  • MMA Mastitis-metritis-agalactia syndrome