Veterinary Homeopathy

A Useful Spontaneous Anamnesis

Written by Jacques Millemann

A short but excellent case of veterinary homeopathy.

Sometimes you are lucky enough to have a nice spontaneous anamnesis. This has then to be worked out and can help you save a lot of time.

Case presentation

On a Sunday evening as an emergency case, I saw a muzzled male German shepherd dog, a 5 yr old military guard dog. He is very emaciated, a moving skeleton, looking very sick and very old, but reacting quickly and vividly.

Questions and answers

My questions provoked short but precise answers (in bold) :

What is the matter? —- He vomits. What? — Undigested food. When? 2 – 3 hours after eating. Since when?—- Weeks How is his appetite? —– Never satisfied.

But he is so emaciated. —— He eats 3 times a day. The other dogs only once.

Thirst ? —– Normal. Stool? Urine?—— Rather strong odor ! Anything else ? –No !

Clinical observation

Meanwhile I started to pet the muzzled dog. When my hand reached the coccyx, the dog reacted, turned suddenly around and tried to bite me. His driver remarked then : A fortnight before, it was the head one couldn’t touch.

Repertorisation (Kent’s Repertory, indian edition)

The symptoms :

1 – Vomiting undigested food 2-3 hours after eating. (p. 537) What a wonderful and very rare symptom with only 2 remedies : Kreos+++ and Sulph+

2 – appetite. Ravenous, (p.478) Kreos++ Emaciation (p.1357) : Kreos++. Two objective symptoms of less worth that can be taken together.

3 – Pain coccyx, (p. 912) : Kreos+++ touch aggravates (1407) : Kreos++ . Two other rubrics of less value, but they allow me to confirm a remedy choice.


Results and follow up

One day later the dog was fit again : He behaved normally and didn’t vomit anymore. Two weeks later, passing before the military base, I could see the kennel and heard that the wood of his kennel had been painted with Crésyl, that contains Kreosotum and that he began losing weight at that time. One year later the dog was still fit, but was in another shelter where no kreosotum got used to protect the wood.


About the author

Jacques Millemann

Born April 27th, 1935, Jacques Millemann received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the National School for Veterinary Surgeons (Alfort, France) in 1960. He settled as a rural area veterinary surgeon in Soultz-sous-Forets (France), catering to pets and cattle. Disappointed in mainstream medicine he began experimenting with homeopathy and published his first clinical cases in 1976. Fluent in German and English, he became a tutor for the French Homoeopathy Society and joined the International Association for Veterinary Homeopathy. He tutored in Switzerland, Germany, Austria etc.
Jacques retired from practice in 2000 and now, as member of the IAVH, is coordinating the writing of the first International Veterinary Materia Medica, which includes clinical cases, using the research of internationally renowned veterinary practitioners. The first volume was published in France and Germany and the second in Germany. He also collaborated with Dr Philippe Osdoit in writing L"™homeoopathie Veoteorinaire-de la theoorie et de la pratique (Veterinary Homoeopathy "“ Theory and Practice), published by Marco Pieotteur in Belgium and Sonntag in Germany.

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