Puerperal Fever in the Ox

Homeopathy Treatment for Puerperal Fever in the Ox. Find the best homeopathic medicines to treat Puerperal Fever in the Ox naturally. …

General [General]

Or Milk Fever, as it is generally called, is an extremely dangerous disease, sudden in its attack, and running a rapid course to a fatal termination, often in a few hours. Fat, high conditioned cows that calve in hot weather, are more subject to an attack of puerperal fever than others; sometimes this disease manifests itself immediately after calving, but generally speaking, about the third day is the most critical period. The first symptoms are restlessness, the cow eats a few mouthfuls, then turns away, walks round and moans, holds her head down, then suddenly starts as if frightened, the breathing is accelerated, pulse slightly quickened, muzzle hot and dry, the udder is tense and hot, there is also a loss of power in the hinder legs, she sways about, falls partially down, gets up, staggers and plunges about, and falls down, unable to rise; in some cases she will remain quiet, with her head turned back close to her side, the eyelids partially closed, an abundant secretion of hot tears;

frequently while in this state she may be struck or even severely wounded, without evincing any symptoms of pain; in other cases the animal is very restless, she tosses her head about, bellows, foams at the mouth, strains violently, makes frequent but ineffectual efforts to rise, or at the most she only raises herself upon her forelegs and plunges forward, dragging her hinder part on the ground. With regard to the treatment the medicines that will at all times be found useful are Aconite, Arnica, Belladonna, Nux vomica, Secale cornutum, Opium and Sulphur.

Aconite [Acon]

Aconite may be given at the commencement of the disease, when the animal is restless, pulse and breathing quickened, breath hot; or where the symptoms indicate it, the Aconite may be given alternately with the other medicines.

Dose. Ten drops every half, one or two hours.

Arnica [Arn]

Arnica, if the disease follows after difficult parturition, the Arnica lotion to be used externally.

Dose. Bathe the parts two or three times a day.

Belladonna [Bell]

Belladonna when the udder is swollen, hot, and tender, and the cow tosses her head about, foams at the mouth, eyes glistening, wild, and red.

Dose. Ten drops every half, one, two or three hours, according to circumstances.

Opium [Op]

Opium is indicated when there is loss of feeling, eyes staring or dull and half closed, deep heavy breathing.

Dose. The same as directed for Aconite.

Secale cornutum [Sec]

Secale cornutum may be given if the cow strains.

Dose. The same as directed for Aconite.

Nux vomica [Nux-v]

Nux vomica, if the animal somewhat recovers, but there remains weakness of the hinder part and constipation.

Dose. Ten drops night and morning.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Sulphur may be given when recovery has taken place, a dose once a day for several days.

John Rush
John Rush, School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, USA. The Handbook of Veterinary Homeopathy, by John Rush, was published in 1854. Originally published in London by Jarrold and Sons. "The Homeopathic Treatment of the Horse, the Ox, the Sheep, the Dog and the Swine."