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Conium Maculatum as a Homeopathic Medicine in Canine Distemper Infected Dogs

V. Naveenkumar, M. Vijaya Bharathi and B. Nagarajan

Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Madras Veterinary College, (TANUVAS), Chennai – 600 007, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2019 : 96 (6) - pages 24 to 26
(Received: December, 2018, Accepted: February, 2019)


A non-descript, male dog with typical canine distemper clinical signs was presented to Madras Veterinary College Teaching Hospital. The dog was conrmed as canine distemper by clinically evidenced signs and nested PCR. In addition to routine palliative supportive treatment, homeopathic medicine (Tab. Conium 30C) was also tried to reduce the prominent clinical signs as empirical approach. After two weeks of therapy, dog was clinically normal except occasional temporal twitching. This study suggested that, Conium maculatum might be used as empirical therapeutic approach and also, analytical studies were warranted to know the potency of homeopathic drug on canine distemper

Key Words: Canine Distemper – RT - PCR – Conium maculatum

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