Homeopathy 2006; 95(02): 94-97
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2006.01.007
Original Paper
Copyright © The Faculty of Homeopathy 2006

Evaluation of isopathic treatment of Salmonella enteritidis in poultry

A. Berchieri Jr.
1  Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Universidade Estadual Paulista, 14870-000 Jaboticabal, São Paulo, Brazil
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W.C.P. Turco
2  DES-FAR Laboratórios Ltda. Rua Eponina, 412. 03426-010 São Paulo-SP, Brazil
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J.B. Paiva
1  Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Universidade Estadual Paulista, 14870-000 Jaboticabal, São Paulo, Brazil
,
G.H. Oliveira
1  Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Universidade Estadual Paulista, 14870-000 Jaboticabal, São Paulo, Brazil
,
E.V. Sterzo
1  Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Universidade Estadual Paulista, 14870-000 Jaboticabal, São Paulo, Brazil
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Publication History

Received11 May 2005
revised22 November 2005

accepted30 January 2006

Publication Date:
21 December 2017 (online)

Abstract

Background: Salmonellosis is a common problem worldwide in commercially reared poultry. It is associated with human Salmonellosis. No fully satisfactory method of control is available.

Method: Nosodes to an antibiotic-resistant strain of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis in D30 (30X) potency were prepared. One day old chicks (N=180) were divided into four groups: two control and two different preparations of the nosode. Treatments were administered in drinking water for 10 days. The birds were challenged by a broth culture of the same Salmonella, by mouth, on day 17. Cloacal swabs were taken twice weekly for Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis.

Results: Birds receiving active treatment were less likely to grow the strain of Salmonella from cloacal swabs compared to control.

Conclusion: Isopathy is low cost and non-toxic. It may have a role to play in the widespread problem of Salmonella in poultry. Further research should be conducted.