Building this page is an ongoing work
We shall report here a few of AVMC’s bird patients. More examples will be added later. While some of the described responses may seem surprising, they are genuine, they can be repeatable and the explanation is purely pragmatic. It is true to say, of course, that these results are NOT achievable in every case but they do show the possibilities. We have the full records of each of these cases.
In the interests of transparency, we have also uploaded the results of ongoing case outcome monitoring, for interest. Click the link: Outcome Study.
N.B.: This study includes only cats, dogs and horses.
The cases have been treated holistically, in some cases with an integrated program of different therapies. Holistic vet work involves working on the whole patient, taking into account environment, diet and lifestyle factors that may impinge on healing capability. The holistic vet cannot draw lines around a particular problem or issue. He or she must widen horizons to take in the whole picture.
The recurring theme is recovery, apparently against the odds. However, it is a fact that three factors (and only three) affect the chances of cure (or improvement).
- The body must have a relevant capability or mechanism for cure (or improvement).
- We must be able to find an effective medical stimulus for that mechanism (e.g. correct homeopathic medication).
- We must identify and remove any possible obstacles to recovery.
The name of the disease is not in that list, meaning that the disease name does not define the chances of positive outcome. This fact may explain the apparently ‘unlikely' outcomes, in so many cases. A few are shown here, to illustrate the capability of the body to heal itself, when given guidance and appropriate stimulus and when the constraints are removed.
We also have a small collection of ‘testimonial' letters, for interest. There are, of course, many of these that throw light on possible outcomes for certain diseases. We therefore recommend that you take a look.
Peppi – 7 year-old Lutino Cockatiel male – Beak & Feather Disease (PBFD)/Feather Pulling
Peppi presented on 26th June 2000, with distressing symptoms of feather pulling and bleeding sores. Recommended conventional treatment with Levamisole had failed to help Peppi (this condition, whether the specific ‘Beak & Feather Disease’ or the more general, similar-looking condition of feather-plucking, is very refractory to conventional medication. The specific disease (PBFD) carries a hopeless conventional prognosis).
We have enjoyed good success with both types of condition, using homeopathy, and this case was no exception. Peppi had started to grow his feathers and not to pull them out by 10th July. He lost a few feathers again in November, but they were then reported as ‘coming back’ again.