Wild Animals & Birds

Natural Medicine for Wild Animals & Birds

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Over the years, it has been our pleasure to attend to many different wild creatures, varying from hedgehogs to foxes, deer to badgers, weasels to wild birds, squirrels to voles. The AVMC does not charge fees to attend sick or injured wild animals.

The conditions for which they were presented have been mostly injuries, of various types. There is no common thread to explain, here, except perhaps to say that homeopathic first-aid remedies are just as valuable in these creatures as in humans or in domestic species. There is a list of homeopathic first aid medicines on the homeopathy page.

Many species are very prone to idiosyncratic drug reactions, with modern conventional drug therapy. Happily, they respond well to homeopathic input (which does not carry this risk) without these adverse effects. This makes the treatment of sick wild animals very rewarding to the veterinary homeopath.

The use of homeopathy, acupuncture and other alternative therapies does not rule out the need for a proper examination and assessment of each patient, necessary diagnostic tests, appropriate measures to repair injury and a study of natural lifestyle and diet (specially tailored for each species or type), in order to be able to speed recovery. We have enjoyed a good measure of success through this methodology, seeing, as in other species, recoveries from diseases usually associated with a poor prognosis in conventional terms and wisdom.


White-nose Syndrome in bats – we are currently offering help in researching methods of control of this devastating disease. (click)

Wild Tigers more threatened than ever!

On-line Petition

When I first heard that there are only 3,200 wild tigers left, I was shocked. This means that all the wild tigers left on earth could fit on just one soccer pitch. Added to this, they are falling to poachers at a rate that means they will become extinct within a very few years.

The TigerTime campaign team needs your help to save them.

The Chinese trade in tiger parts is one of the most serious threats to the wild tiger. The Chinese government says that it is committed to saving the wild tiger. However, it is continuing to allow the trade in tiger parts and skins from tigers bred in so called ‘tiger farms’. We think that the practice of ‘farming tigers’ is barbaric and should be stopped. Additionally, this trade is the perfect smokescreen for the continued poaching of wild tigers. So often in the past, it has been shown that nothing short of a total ban is effective.

Please sign the petition at www.bantigertrade.com and urge others to do likewise. China is a powerful country so many signatures are needed to make the Chinese government listen.

Go to: Wild Tigers page


Happy Ending

A deer was brought in to us over Christmas time, having been hit by a car. After a couple of days of confinement in the warm, with homeopathic treatment, we were luckily able to release the deer near the place of discovery.

This (above) is the deer in confined transport cage in the back of our 4×4.


See also:

Wild Animal & Bird Topics
Nutrition & Natural Feeding
Case Histories
Wild Animal Diseases
Avian Influenza
Notifiable Diseases
Law relating to Wild Animals


Many of these conditions have been seen and treated by the AVMC:

Air Sac Disease Aspergillosis Avian Influenza Bird Flu
Bluetongue Bumble Foot Chlamydia (Birds & Koalas) Diarrhoea
Distemper Foot & Mouth Disease Influenza Injury – Injuries
Phocine Distemper (PDV) Pining Pneumonia Psittacosis
Ringworm Salmonellosis – Salmonella Shock Sinusitis
Squirrel Pox Stress White-nose Syndrome

Click on any condition for more information. Send a request if a disease is not shown or is not yet covered. N.B. Some of these links are in preparation.

If a wild animal is brought in to us, while the only promises that can be made are that we will always concentrate and put in maximum effort on the animal’s behalf, and strive for excellence in the application of natural medicine techniques, we are able to report an encouraging level of success in such troublesome and chronic conditions. A great many creatures have surprised us with their ability to defy prognosis and recover. Follow a full holistic program and rely on the animal’s innate healing ability.

We don’t usually charge for attending wild animals and birds. The type of wild animal seen hitherto include wild mammals such as  deer, badgers, squirrels, foxes, rabbits, hares, otters, stoats, weasels, hedgehogs and wild birds such as owls, buzzards, falcons, eagles, hawks, kites, ducks, geese, swans, moorhens, coots, finches, sparrows, starlings, blackbirds, pigeons, doves, blackbirds, crows, rooks, jackdaws, magpies, robins and thrushes. We have also dealt with lizards, and toads. We would be very willing to treat aquatic mammals such as dolphins and seals. We have also treated orphan elephants (homeopathy for elephants), in Africa, albeit from the UK. All wildlife is deserving of our respect and care.

Wild animals also suffer noise fear.

Legislation affecting the handling and treatment of Wild Animals in the UK
(ignorance of the law is no excuse – the AVMC cannot be held responsible for any omissions in this list)

  • Abandonment of Animals Act 1960
  • Animal Health Act 1981
  • Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • Conservation of Seals Act 1970
  • Conservation (Natural Habitats, etc.) Regulations 1994
  • Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997
  • Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976
  • Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (Modification) Order 1984
  • Deer Act 1991
  • Deer (Scotland) Act 1996
  • EU Council Regulation EC338/97
  • EU Commission Regulation EC 1808/2001 and 2087/2001
  • Game Acts (various)
  • Protection of Badgers Act 1992 Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996
  • Protection of Wild mammals (Scotland) Act 2002
  • Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975
  • Welfare of Animals (Transport) Order 1997
  • Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981

Many species normally ‘wild' in countries other than the UK are discussed under cage mammals : zoo animals : birds : reptiles : fish, since they are not encountered in the wild in the UK.

Main Treatments offered (see Therapies):

  • Homeopathic treatment
  • Acupuncture treatment
  • Herbal treatment (Phytotherapy)
  • Aromatherapy treatment
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Nutritional advice – Feeding advice
  • LASER treatment
  • Ultrasound treatment
  • Back manipulation – Back treatment
  • Bach Flowers
  • Holistic medicine – Holistic veterinary medicine
  • Flower Essences
  • Tissue Salts
  • Integrated medicine (Integrative medicine)
  • Holistic therapy – Holistic treatment – Holistic care
  • Holistic advice
  • Natural medicine – Alternative medicine – complimentary medicine
  • CAM – CAVM
  • Natural Feeding – Natural Diet

These approaches represent a philosophy that is alternative to the current conventional norm but the use of alternative therapies does not do away with the need for a thorough examination and assessment. Nor does it preclude the use of modern diagnostic techniques where necessary. A holistic vet will take into account all these things, in addition to closely scrutinizing lifestyle, diet, environment etc.

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