Preliminary study of homeopathic treatment of subclinical mastitis evaluated through somatic cells count (SCC) and California mastitis test (CMT)

  • Zilda Cristiani Gazim State University of Maringá, Paraná, Brazil
  • Orlando Seiko Takemura Universidade Paranaense (UNIPAR), Paraná, Brazil
  • Luiz Cláudio Monteiro da Silva Department of Veterinary Medicine, UNIPAR, Paraná, Brazil
  • Carlos Massambani Nutriphós
  • Roberson Eduardo Moraes Department of Pharmacy, UNIPAR, Paraná, Brazil
  • Carlos Dias Barzon Department of Pharmacy, UNIPAR, Paraná, Brazil
  • Franciele de Medeiros Department of Pharmacy, UNIPAR, Paraná, Brazil
Keywords: Subclinical mastitis, Dairy cows, Homeopathy, California Mastitis Test, Somatic Cells Count.

Abstract

The present paper presents the results of homeopathic treatment of 25 Holstein breed cows aged 3 to 8 years old diagnosed with subclinical mastitis through California Mastitis Test (CMT). Animals were divided into 3 groups according with infection level. A homeopathic complex was developed on the grounds of clinical aspects, including Phosphorus 30x, Phytolacca 30x, Silicea 30x, Sulphur 30x, Belladona 30x, Bryonia alba 30x, Pulsatilla 30x, Calendula 30x and biotherapic of Staphylococcus aureus 200x. The remedy was added to salt and was administered to cattle 100g/cow/day for 75 days. CMT were carried out every 2 weeks to control incidence and severity of mastitis; somatic cells count (SCC) was performed at the beginning and the end of treatment. CMT showed significant improvement in regression of infection level all throughout the study; final SCC showed decrease in 82% of animals, signaling thus efficacy of the homeopathic treatment.

Keywords:  Subclinical mastitis; Dairy cows; Homeopathy; California Mastitis Test, Somatic Cells Count.
  Estudo preliminar do tratamento homeopático da mastite subclínica avaliado por contagem de células somáticas (SCC) e California Mastitis Test (CMT)
Resumo
Este artigo apresenta os resultados do tratamento homeopático de 25 vacas raça Holstein entre 3 e 8 anos de idade diagnosticadas com mastite subclínica através do California Mastitis Test (CMT). Os animais foram divididos em 3 grupos de acordo com o nível da infecção. Foi preparado um complexo homeopático com base nos achados clínicos, composto de: Phosphorus 30X, Phytolacca 30x, Sulphur 30x, Belladona 30x, Bryonia alba 30x, Silicea 30x, Pulsatilla 30x, Calendula 30x s 30X, Phytolacca 30x, Sulphur 30x, Belladona 30x, Bryonia alba 30x, Silicea 30x, Pulsatilla 30x, Calendula 30x e bioterápico de Staphylococcus aureus 200x. O complexo foi acrescentado no sal e administrado na dose de 100g/vaca/dia. O CMT foi realizado a cada 2 semanas a fim de monitorar a incidéncia e gravidade da mastitie; a contagem de células somáticas (SCC) foi realizada ao início e no final do tratamento. Os valores do CMT mostraram melhora significativa no sentido de regressão do nível da infecção ao longo do estudo; o valor final da SCC diminuiu em 82% dos animais, apontando para a eficácia do tratamento homeopático.

Palavras-chave:  Mastite subclínica; Vacas leiteiras; Homeopatia; CMT, contagem de células somáticas.
  Estudio preliminar del tratamiento homeopático de la mastitis sublínica evaluado mediante recuento de células somáticas (SCC) y California Mastitis Test (CMT)
Resumen
Este artículo presenta los resultados del tratamiento homeopático de 25 vacas raza Holstein entre 3 e 8 años de edad diagnosticadas com mastitis sucblínica mediante California Mastitis Test (CMT). Los animales fueron divididos en 3 grupos según el nível de la infección. Fue compuesto un complejo homeopático con base en la presentación clínica, incluyendo Phosphorus 30X, Phytolacca 30x, Sulphur 30x, Belladona 30x, Bryonia alba 30x, Silicea 30x, Pulsatilla 30x, Calendula 30x y bioterápico de Staphylococcus aureus 200x. El complejo fue agregado en sal y administrado a los animales en la dosis de 100g/vaca/día. CMT fue realizado cada 2 semanas para monitorizar la incidencia y gravedad de la mastitis; recuento de células somáticas (SCC) fue realizado al inicio y al final del tratamiento. CMT mostró mejoría significativa en el sentido de regresión del nivel de la infección a lo largo del estudio; el valor final del SCC disminuyó en 82% de los animales, apuntando para la eficacia del tratamiento homeopático.

Palabras-clave:  Mastitis subclínica; Vacas lecheras; Homeopatía; CMT, recuento de células somáticas.
  Correspondence author:  Zilda Cristiani Gazim, zcgazim@uol.com.br
How to cite this article:  Barzon CD, Medeiros F, Moraes RE, Silva LCM, Massambani C, Takemura OS, Gazim ZC. Preliminary study of homeopathic treatment of subclinical mastitis evaluated through somatic cells count and California mastitis test. Int J High Dilution Res [online]. 2008 [cited YYYY Mmm DD]; 7(24): 147-151. Available from: http://journal.giri-society.org/index.php/ijhdr/article/view/292/364.
 

Author Biographies

Zilda Cristiani Gazim, State University of Maringá, Paraná, Brazil

Pharm. PhD candidate; MSc; Industrial and Food pharmacist; BC Homeopathy (Instituto Hahnemanniano do Brasil)

 

Orlando Seiko Takemura, Universidade Paranaense (UNIPAR), Paraná, Brazil

Med Sci DSc; Biol MSc; Pharmacist; Professor, Pharmacy, UNIPAR, Paraná, Brazil

 

Luiz Cláudio Monteiro da Silva, Department of Veterinary Medicine, UNIPAR, Paraná, Brazil

Vet MD; BC Homeopathy (Escola de Homeopatia Constantin Hering); Professor, Veterinary Medicine, UNIPAR, Paraná, Brazil

Carlos Massambani, Nutriphós

Zootechnician; Technical Director, Nutriphós

Roberson Eduardo Moraes, Department of Pharmacy, UNIPAR, Paraná, Brazil

Pharmacist

Carlos Dias Barzon, Department of Pharmacy, UNIPAR, Paraná, Brazil

Pharmacist

Franciele de Medeiros, Department of Pharmacy, UNIPAR, Paraná, Brazil

Pharmacist

Published
2008-08-27
Section
Veterinary Research