A 6 yr old, male, neutered Weimaraner was treated homeopathically for nasal aspergillosis after failing to respond to two treatments of topical (intranasal) clotrimazole and oral amoxicillin trihydrate/clavulanate potassium.
Computed tomography, rhinoscopy, fungal culture, and cytology previously confirmed the diagnosis. At presentation for homeopathic treatment, the dog had aggressive left-sided sinusitis and rhinitis with destruction of nasal turbinates and severe bouts of epistaxis. Erosion and depigmentation of the nasal planum were evident. After two treatments with homeopathic aurum metallicum, resolution of clinical signs occurred and clearance of the aspergillosis organisms was documented by computed tomographic scan, rhinoscopy, and histopathology. Homeopathic aurum metallicum may be beneficial in treating cases of canine nasal aspergillosis.
NB: I am pleased and proud to share this excellent article by Dr. Shelley Epstein, CVH featured in a recent (Jan-Feb 2012) mainstream vet journal. She is both a classmate from Penn ('85), a colleague and friend. She toiled many hours to make this information readily available to conventional vets. I look forward to highlighting in these pages many more examples of homeopathic veterinary treatment.
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