PIVH Annual Meeting 2020

Annual Meeting in Veterinary Homeopathy

Combined Meeting of –
the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy
the Pitcairn Institute of Veterinary Homeopathy
Saguaro Lake, Mesa, Arizona

16 Presentations
14 hours of audio

Simplicity in Medicine — Hahnemann’s Reformation
A close look at Hahnemann’s understanding of disease and how it radically changed the practice of medicine.   (Richard Pitcairn, DVM)

Sample audio extract from this first presentation:

Pepper, The Coughing Dog: A Case Of Acute Vaccinosis?
Pepper, a young shelter adopted dog, developed a terrible cough and respiratory symptoms. Possibly linked to neutering surgery coupled with multiple vaccinations, nonetheless homeopathy resuscitated his health and made his adoption a reality. This case is an excellent example of working with a common acute presentation and the process of working it step by step.
(Ila Tewari, DVM)

The Story of an Unusual Similimum
Finding Jenny, the donkey, completely collapsed and near death with acute founder, an amazing process of searching materia medica and recognizing a keynote symptom snatched her from the hands of the Grim Reaper. In a very classical manner the case was worked, watched, and interpreted until the similimum brought her from the edge of death to the condition of walking normally and without pain in two days.
(Mary Ann Skillman, RN, BSN)

Dog with Chronic Sciatica
A simple case published in 1895 is an example of a case with very little information, primarily pathology. This is not an unusual situation. We will focus on how to search and find the remedy that this practitioner successfully used.
(Richard Pitcairn, DVM, PhD)

Promoting Your Homeopathic Practice In The Modern Era
Speaking from personal success in using social media to promote homeopathy practice, Dr. Ramirez shares what she has learned and how to do it. How to spend money wisely, common questions and answers, crisis management, apps and tools to help you when you are not available, etc. Why not make your homeopathic practice a very popular thing?
(Rosa Ramirez, MVZ, CVH)

Understanding Potency
An exploration of the question of what the non-physical force that we refer to as potency is. We look at its nature as related to the different sources and how it impacts the patient.
(Richard Pitcairn, DVM, PhD)

Homeopathic Treatment of Acute Neurological Symptoms Following Routine Anesthesia in a Potbellied Pig
Homeopathic Treatment of Recovery Complications After Routine
Ovariohysterectomy in a Sow
Case review of  a pot bellied pig and a farm pig both treated with homeopathy for post anesthesia complications. An older pot bellied pig, who suffered from extreme neglect, was anesthetized for hoof and tusk trimming and dental prophylaxis and suffered severe complications on recovery. With homeopathy he went on to make a full recuperation. The second case is a farm pig cross who was anesthetized for a routine ovariohysterectomy and suffered complications on recovery. She, also, with homeopathy made a full return to health.
(Tara Timpson, DVM, CVSMT, CVH)

Prescribing For the Allopathic Case
Drawing on Kent’s advice in his article “The Undeveloped Case” which suggests remedies for the allopathically suppressed case, we will harvest his precious experience.
(Richard Pitcairn, DVM, PhD)

Wild Homeopathy At Work. Chirp!
Though we don’t always realize this, homeopathy can be used for all animals, including wildlife. We will peruse a number of cases of sick or injured birds for guidance as to how to do this. One is a Goldfinch that hit a window, very hard, and surprisingly developed an unusual pattern in response. The next case was an entire flock of Pine siskins that began falling out of a tree. Once treatment was identified, the challenge was how to deliver it to the rest of the flock showing signs of illness sitting in the tree.
(Sue Mowatt, DVM, MBA)

The Trend of Thought Necessary to Successfully Use the Materia Medica
In the article by Kent “The Trend of Thought Necessary to the Application of the Homeopathic Materia Medica, or a Rational Use of Curative Agents,” Kent gives his unique understanding of how the human being relates to the Three Kingdoms of Nature.
(Richard Pitcairn, DVM, PhD)

A Woman’s Place is in the Revolution: The Role of Women in American Homeopathy
The narrative of the turbulent history of homeopathy often centers on the biographies of great men, such as Samuel Hahnemann, James Tyler Kent, Constantine Hering, and George Jahr. Yet, in the late 1800’s homeopathic medicine was unique in the number of women entering its fold. Why did women risk the possibility of further sidelining by becoming part of an “irregular” medical system? Understanding the role of women choosing homeopathy, as a field of practice and as a modality of care, helps to elucidate an understanding of feminism, the role of patients in medicine, and the evolution of homeopathy in America.
(Laura Weis, DVM)

My Path Through Homeopathy – Challenges, Yet Great Lessons
The transition into homeopathy has included challenging, rewarding, and sometimes painful lessons. I will share what I have learned in regard to  co-managing cases with my allopathic veterinary medical colleagues, client communication/miscommunication, benefits of manual repertorizing, finding the personality of the remedy, unexpected findings within remedies through Materia Medica, and how ANHC annual meetings have benefited the work. The path into another paradigm of health care has been amazing but not easy and is a road best travelled with friends.
(Linda Dworak, DVM, PhD)

Pain-Free In Spite of an Ununited Anconeal Process
Simon, a young dog, suffered disagreement with his anconeal process who would not unite with him until homeopathy stepped in achieved complete remission of symptoms, with no further lameness, since November 2018. This case taught me to put blinkers on, ignore conventional wisdom, and just work with the information presented by the patient. We will discuss traditional treatment as contrasted with homeopathy, success rates, and side effects of this developmental abnormality 
(Wendy Jensen, DVM, CVH)

The Challenge of Patient Watching
Some cases that have nothing but pathology presented to us can be solved if the disease condition is left without outside influences and allowed to develop our needed guidance. We look at a case of Kent’s in which this is well-demonstrated in a young girl.
(Richard Pitcairn, DVM, PhD)