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Empirical Therapeutic Evaluation of Homeopathic Medicine (Conium maculatum) and Cod Liver Oil Capsules in Canine Distemper Infected Dogs

V. Naveenkumar, M. Vijaya Bharathi, K. Porteen, G. Selvaraju and B.S. Pradeep Nag

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

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal July 2020: 97 (7) - pages 32 to 36
(Received: March, 2020, Accepted: May, 2020)


A prospective study was aimed to address the empirical therapeutic value of homeopathic medicine (Conium maculatum) and cod liver oil capsules on canine distemper infected dogs. A total of 48 naturally CD infected animals which were confirmed by RT-PCR were subjected to three treatment regimen viz. group A (supportive therapy), group B (supportive + Conium maculatum) and group C (supportive + Conium maculatum + Cod liver oil capsules) which included 18, 14 and 16 dogs respectively and were observed for 60 days period and the calculated survival rate using Kaplan-Meier analysis in group A, B and C were 27.78, 71.43 and 81.25 % (P = 0.001) respectively. Results showed that, survival rate were much better in group B and C than group A. This study suggested that combination of homeopathic medicine with cod liver oil capsules are identified as an excellent empirical therapeutic approach t han supportive therapy alone

Key Words: Canine Distemper, Empirical therapy, Conium maculatum, Cod liver oil

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