Open Journal of Animal Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 3 (July 2012)

ISSN Print: 2161-7597   ISSN Online: 2161-7627

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Evaluation of homeopathic treatments in early lactation in buffalo cows and neonatal mortality in buffalo calf

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DOI: 10.4236/ojas.2012.23027    6,154 Downloads   11,627 Views  

ABSTRACT

The trial was conducted on thirty buffalo cows subdivided in three groups. In the immediate pre-calving, 2.5 ml of Echinacea purpurea were orally administered to the first group (A) and, after calving, Nux vomica, Chelidonium and Lycopodium were administered at 7 days intervals. The second group (B) was only subjected to the post-calving treatment, while the third group (C) represented the control group. Immediately after calving two groups of calves were formed. The first group received 5 granules of Pyrogenium in the first days of life and then for 10 days the 0.5 ml of E. purpurea. The second group did not receive any remedy. Before the calving, in conventional farm twenty buffalo cows (D group) were vaccinated. Remedies administration did not affect milk protein content, milk lipid contents and the achievement of the lactation peak. Blood samples showed that total protein, albumin and globulin levels were lower in group A, compared to groups B and C. Cholesterol and urea were lower in the treated groups than in the control. We therefore conclude that the use of homeopathic remedies are a chance to improve animal welfare and their productive characteristics.

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Sarubbi, F. , Baculo, R. , Palomba, R. and Auriemma, G. (2012) Evaluation of homeopathic treatments in early lactation in buffalo cows and neonatal mortality in buffalo calf. Open Journal of Animal Sciences, 2, 196-203. doi: 10.4236/ojas.2012.23027.

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