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Old 13.11.2015, 11:03
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It is also thought that the act of giving medicine (of any description) to an animal is enough to reduce anxiety in the owner, once the owner calms down stress levels in the animal also goes down helping with recovery from the illness. So you could say it is placebo by proxy.
That could make sense with a cat or a dog or another pet with which you have a strong emotional link and continuous interaction. Pets have a way of reading your mood and emotions and mirroring them. So I can see that your anxiety might be hurting your pet.

But a cow in the field?
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Old 13.11.2015, 11:21
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That could make sense with a cat or a dog or another pet with which you have a strong emotional link and continuous interaction. Pets have a way of reading your mood and emotions and mirroring them. So I can see that your anxiety might be hurting your pet.

But a cow in the field?
Not sure why you're replying to a 8-month-old message, but as you are...

The idea that studies have shown homeopathy to work on farm animals, more often horses than cows, is something that's been doing the rounds, and was accepted by many people, for years now. But it's not true.

There have been no controlled trials showing any efficacy - those claims that were made many years ago all turned out to be very much uncontrolled and open to all sorts of other influences. Placebo effect by proxy in some cases, but most turned out to be blatant hoaxes.

Sadly once the bandwagon started rolling its momentum carried it forward into popular belief, and the many repeated claims on websites and printed materials act as a source of "proof" for some people - after all, if it were wrong, there couldn't be so many people promoting it, could there?
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Old 13.11.2015, 11:30
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Not sure why you're replying to a 8-month-old message, but as you are...
Probably because I woke the thread up on the previous page with the new BBC/NHS story
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Not sure why you're replying to a 8-month-old message, but as you are...

The idea that studies have shown homeopathy to work on farm animals, more often horses than cows, is something that's been doing the rounds, and was accepted by many people, for years now. But it's not true.

There have been no controlled trials showing any efficacy - those claims that were made many years ago all turned out to be very much uncontrolled and open to all sorts of other influences. Placebo effect by proxy in some cases, but most turned out to be blatant hoaxes.

Sadly once the bandwagon started rolling its momentum carried it forward into popular belief, and the many repeated claims on websites and printed materials act as a source of "proof" for some people - after all, if it were wrong, there couldn't be so many people promoting it, could there?
Horses and cows both love sugar cubes - so homeopathic sugar pills probably cheer them up nicely
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Probably because I woke the thread up on the previous page with the new BBC/NHS story
That's the best news I've heard for ages.

It won't happen here because of direct democracy and the fact that so many people believe in crack-pot treatments.
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