A Research Database and Information for Homeopathy and its use in Veterinary Medicine
Systematic review counters argument of ‘no reliable evidence’
in veterinary homeopathy
The first ever systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in veterinary homeopathy has produced valuable findings that will inform future research in this field. The review was conducted by Dr Robert Mathie, research development adviser for the British Homeopathic Association (BHA), and Dr Jürgen Clausen from the Carstens Foundation, Germany. The article was published on 18 October in the Veterinary Record,1 the journal of the British Veterinary Association.
The scientists found 18 placebo-controlled RCTs of veterinary homeopathy, published in the peer-reviewed literature, that were eligible for detailed assessment. Two studies were judged to comprise reliable evidence: homeopathy for the prevention of diarrhoea in piglets was shown to be effective; individualised homeopathic treatment of mastitis in cattle was shown to be ineffective. The remaining studies had unclear or high risk of bias.
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