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Pilot-study: Usage of autonosods in therapy of summer eczema in horses

It is the first time that autonosodes (homeopathic remedies) are applied on horses with summer eczemas and the success and operability has to be evaluated.
We checked the hypothesis that the therapy with homeopathic produced nosodes of the own blood could improve the symptoms or heal this chronic lesions of the skin in the affected animals.
At the moment, there are only symptomaitic therapies. In human medicine, the autonosodes are applied successfully in treating chronic diseases like psoriasis.
Autonosodes are remedies, which are manufactured strictly following the guidelines of the homeopathic dispensation through potentiating of the bodies own substances. The effect seems to resemble a stimulation of the immune system.
The summer eczema is a seasonal allergic dermatitis in various breeds of horses, activated by allergens in the saliva of Culicoides spp. which is highly active from spring to autumn. Affected horses suffer from changes of their skin which can be disposed into five stages.
Once the horse is sickened by the summer eczema, there will be an annual outbreak if exposed to the insect. In clinical diagnostics, one should be pay attention on the appearance of changes of the integument in correlation to the occurence of Colicoid coveys. Further, an in vitro antigen stimulation test (based on direct stimulation of basophilic granulocytes) can be performed to improve the diagnosis and evaluation of the progress of the disease.
Coordination for vetmeduni vienna
Van Den Hoven Rene
Type of Research
Applied research
Dadak A., Project team member
Vetmed Research Units
University Equine Clinic, Clinical Unit of Equine Internal Medicine
Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
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Dadak, A (2007): Homöopathie in der Nutztierpraxis - rechtliche Grundlagen. Klauentierpraxis (15), 3 94-95.

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