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Comparison of veterinary drugs and veterinary homeopathy: part 2

Lees, P; Chambers, D; Pelligand, L; Toutain, P L; Whiting, M; Whitehead, M L


P Lees

D Chambers

L Pelligand

P L Toutain

M Whiting

M L Whitehead


Part 2 of this narrative review outlines the theoretical and practical bases for assessing the efficacy and effectiveness of conventional medicines and homeopathic products. Known and postulated mechanisms of action are critically reviewed. The evidence for clinical efficacy of products in both categories, in the form of practitioner experience, meta-analysis and systematic reviews of clinical trial results, is discussed. The review also addresses problems and pitfalls in assessing data, and the ethical and negative aspects of pharmacology and homeopathy in veterinary medicine.


Lees, P., Chambers, D., Pelligand, L., Toutain, P. L., Whiting, M., & Whitehead, M. L. (2017). Comparison of veterinary drugs and veterinary homeopathy: part 2. Veterinary Record, 181, 198-207.

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Apr 28, 2017
Publication Date Aug 18, 2017
Deposit Date Aug 24, 2017
Publicly Available Date Aug 24, 2017
Print ISSN 0042-4900
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 181
Pages 198-207
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