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After a homeopathic computer analysis, I focused on what
needed to be fixed at the time: Alchemy’s busyness, anxiety, fear
and tenderness concerning his back, and I looked for a remedy
that covers cartilage and developmental defects in the young.
Sulphur 200c was given once by mouth.
lchemy responded well over the next several weeks. his
back soreness improved, his busy characteristic was less,
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the front ankle bone chip appeared to have been resorbed
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(bone chips can be resorbed by the body if proper healing takes
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August 2002: Within a week of minor surgery to stitch a deep
laceration on his right rear heel, Alchemy had a sudden colic.
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he was painful, subdued (this is important because he was
characteristically busy), depressed, quiet, looking at his side and
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I gave him Nux vomica 200c every 30 minutes for 3 doses. I
did not use the repertory this time and my basis for choosing
this remedy was based on his abdominal pain, lethargy, quiet
demeanor and its close relationship to Sulphur.

February 2004: Alchemy was doing well until he suddenly
Insulin resistance
developed laminitis in both front feet.
and Laminitis
I used several homeopathic remedies over a period of months
with varying success to help treat him, such as Aconite, Nux
vomica, belladonna, and Sulphur.
Homeopathy can profoundly impact healing in diseases
July 2004: Alchemy’s third bout with laminitis culminated in
that are often mistakenly assumed as incurable
one of the worst abscesses out of the coronet band I have ever
witnessed. he had hot, painful swelling up his leg. he was
by robin l. Cannizzaro dVm, CVa
supporting his weight on three legs, not eating well, had a fever,
omeopathy is an exciting and rewarding modality
refused to move (very unlike him) and tried to bite me when I
for treatment of both acute and chronic diseases in
attempted to touch his affected foot
animals. Acute diseases are characterized by sudden
(again, very unlike him).
onset of symptoms that are uncharacteristic for
I gave him hepar sulphur calcaria
the individual, causing a sudden change in mood, reactions
200c every hour for two doses.
to stimuli, or physical characteristics. chronic diseases are
characterized by symptoms that are either ongoing over
I chose this remedy because he was
months or years, or seem to repeatedly appear and cause
not a biter, the pain was so severe as
suffering for the individual, such as diabetes, migraines, or
in hepar sulph that he would offer
arthritis. When symptoms flare up in a chronic disease state,
to bite. hepar sulph is a huge
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the individual’s personality, and modalities (preferring warmth
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or cold for example) are unchanged with the presence of the
pain, presence of offensive pus
and extreme sensitivity with the
It is critical to first clarify if the symptoms that command
treatment are acute or a flare up of chronic disease. This helps Alchemy left his stall and began
us focus on symptoms that are very unusual for that individual, grazing within two hours of
thus giving those symptoms more weight. getting the remedy. I had drawn
Abscess erupting fr
om the
blood to check for metabolic
coronet band
July 2002: Alchemy, an 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding
diseases and found him to be
(purchased as a four-year-old and training in dressage), was
insulin resistant. coupled with laminitis, this is almost a sure
diagnosed with insulin resistance. Symptoms included a
performance horse killer if not an outright death sentence for
dull hair coat, bossy, pushy, mischievous and prone to have
accidents, cuts and scrapes. his back was sore to the touch. he
had a radiographic history of bone chip in his right front ankle, I knew we had to institute changes in addition to homeopathic
and right eye injury resulting in corneal transplant surgery. medicine to affect the best possible outcome. his diet was
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