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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.