Manfaat Homeopathy Bagi Pertahanan Tubuh Sapi Perah
Wibawan, I Wayan Teguh
Sanjaya, Agatha Winny Kurniatanti
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The effectiveness of homeopathy combination in eliciting nonspecific cellular defense mechanism in dairy cows is demonstrated in this study. Two groups of 2-7 years old, in 3-5 months term of pregnancy dairy cows which suffering clinical mastitis were used id this study. At 3 weeks and 4 weeks prae partus animals received their first homeopathy treatment, i.e. Group I: Coenzyme comp@, and Group 11: a combination of Mucosa compa and Traumeel", respectively. At one week and two weeks post partus all animals in the two groups received their second treatment, i.e. a combination of Lachesis compa and Traumeela. Subsequently, at 3 and 4 weeks post partus all animals in the two groups received their third treatment, i.e. a combination of Carduus comp@ and Coenzyme comp", respectively. All homeopathy solutions were given at 5 ml subcutaneously. Ten ml of blood samples for haptoglobin analysis were drawn from each animal and blood smears for White-Blood-Cell counting and differentiation and phagocytosis activity and capacity observation were prepared from each animal at 3 and 4 weeks prae partus; and at one week, 3,5, and 7 weeks post partus, respectively. Our results indicated that although there were non significant difference in the phagocytosis activity and capacity between animals in Group I and Group 11; animals in Group I1 showed a marked increase in phagocytosis activity and capacity. Based on haptoglobin analysis, animals in Group I1 showed a steadily low haptoglobin level in the blood (0.08 mglml) up to 3 weeks post partus and a tendency to further decline until the end of the observation. Based on the WBC counts and differentiation, animals in Group I1 also showed a better response compared to animals in Group I. In conclusion, the use of homeopathy combination is capable in eliciting nonspecific cellular defense mechanism; this phenomena were clearly shown in the combination of Mucosa comp@ and TraumeeF. The use of this homeopathy combination should be considered at prae partus allowing the recognition of the host defense mechanism.
- Faculty of Veterinary