Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Efficiency of biological drugs as prophylaxis of endometritis in dairy cows (2007)

    Padberg, W.
    Arlt, S.
    Heuwieser, W.
    40th Annual Conference of Physiology and Pathology of Reproduction and 32nd Mutual Conference on Veterinary and Human Reproductive Medicine
    Berlin, 22. – 23.02.2007
    Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 42, Suppl. 1 (2007), 23
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Endometritis often causes infertility in postpartum dairy
    cows and significant economic losses. In the literature a
    couple of references about the use of homotoxicologic
    drugs as prophylaxis of endometritis can be found. The
    objective in this randomised controlled blind study was to
    evaluate efficiency of two protocols for the prevention of
    endometritis compared to a placebo group.
    Homotoxicology is an alternative therapy, which associates
    classical homeopathy and modern medicine. Compared to
    classical homeopathy according to Hahnemann
    homotoxicology uses combinations of multiple
    homeopathic drugs in the form of already mixed
    preparations. These were used in relation to the indications.
    We used the drugs: Lachesis comp.®, Carduus comp® and
    Traumeel® (Fa. Heel, Baden- Baden, Germany). The drugs
    were injected subcutaneously four times at weekly
    intervals. Uterine involution and ovarian follicular
    development were monitored by rectal palpation and by
    ultrasonography. To determine resumption of cyclic
    activity, blood samples were taken and the concentration of
    serum progesterone was measured. Also, the concentrations
    of beta-hydroxybutyrat (BHBA) and non-esterfied fatty
    acids (NEFA) in blood serum were examined to establish
    the metabolic status of the cows. A total of 619 primiparous
    and multiparous dairy cows were included in the study.
    Reproductive performance was also evaluated.