Even the field of poultry lends itself very well to homeopathic therapies. There are numerous experiences both clinical and experimental that highlight how homeopathic treatments obtain good therapeutic and preventative results, while simultaneously lowering the costs of intervention.
Intervention schemes take into consideration the peculiarity of each farm and keep under control the most fearsome diseases: from the summer heatstroke to colibacilosis , from respiratory problems to parasites, from the fragility of the hens’ hull to the diseases of turkeys support systems.
One of the most interesting results put into relief the homeopathic treatment schemes with regards to the organoleptic characteristics of the treated subjects: these are almost constantly higher than those subjects treated traditionally, and the flavor, the consistency, the color and the fragrance of the chickens and turkeys bred with homeopathic criteria are recognizable at first glance. We can guarantee that the staff at the slaughterhouse will easily recognize the subjects treated homeopathically. Pending objective criteria which can encode unambiguously and correct such improvements, there will be anyway disinterested customer judgements to confirm the validity.
However, there are very difficult obstacles to overcome. First of all, the high number of variables existing in the poultry field: seasonal problems, weather, logistics, breed, cyclical, nutrition, and the phenomenon of diseases continuously modifying. These determine such a maze of possible combinations that it prevents the use of a standardized treatment model.
It’s also necessary to keep in mind that intensive farming is absolutely antithetical to natural biological laws. The higher a concentration of animals in a confined space, the more nature answers by way of natural selection in the form of diseases. The more medicine we administer to curb certain mass diseases, the more nature will process increasingly acute forms of diseases to “bring back the order”. It’s therefore conceivable, that the future theater of intensive farming will consist of increasingly difficult fights between medicine and powerful and devastating diseases. In this depressing picture, a form of therapy which aims to enhance natural defense mechanisms, like homeopathy, will obviously find a prominent position.
The poultry sector, due to their large number of subjects, are in a position to lend their support to the experimental work. The only way to afford homeopathy is to acquire scientific dignity.