A Short Case for Beginners

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Sometimes it may happen that the patient literally shouts for his remedy. One likes to share such clinical cases. Djäk the Border Collie, I saw on 21.12.1998, was an example of this.

Case presentation

Djäk was a male black and white border collie, born on 12/1/1996. His mistress Mrs Laurence M., Osteopath from Dietwiller, rode about 170 km to show me her doggy because he was too aggressive. He had already bitten a neighbour’s wife at the elbow and shoulder. He had nearly bitten a friend of Mrs M. He attacked him at the heel and calf. ‘He likes running away and has a too big sense of property, and the garden has not any fence yet’, she said.

Anamnesis

With our children’s friends he escapes with bristled hair. He is not nasty but fundamentally afraid . When he knows one, he comes and demands to be caressed. He tries to frighten people before accepting them’. His ears are warm. He eats ready-made flakes. If he eats anything else, rice, pastas other ready-made stuff he gets diarrhea. He sometimes has flatus. In summer he eats grass. In winter he likes to be near the stove. Sometimes he lies at the garage door where he has a little fresh air. He has often worms (round ones).

When scolded he lies flat on the ground, runs away and comes back a few minutes later. A stranger or another dog ? He approaches but runs away as soon as they look at him.

He is always with us. When I am alone he follows me everywhere. He even follows me to the toilet. He has an odd habit and moans when he wants anything, like going out or being petted’.

Prescription

A liver drainage with Chophytolâ„ (artichoke extract) for 5 days and one single dose of Lycopodium 200 K. A couple of days later, he was much quieter and confident.

Follow-up

On the 23/3/1999 a phone call tells me that Djäk had been anaesthetised , tattooed and vaccinated. Thereon he was aggressive again.

Lycopodium M K solved the problem within a few days and for months.

Comments

This behaviour, hiding his fear behind a provocative attitude, running away but attacking from behind (heels, calves …) together with a certain liver sensitivity is a good characteristic of Lycopodium.


About the author

Jacques Millemann

Born April 27th, 1935, Jacques Millemann received his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the National School for Veterinary Surgeons (Alfort, France) in 1960. He settled as a rural area veterinary surgeon in Soultz-sous-Forets (France), catering to pets and cattle. Disappointed in mainstream medicine he began experimenting with homeopathy and published his first clinical cases in 1976. Fluent in German and English, he became a tutor for the French Homoeopathy Society and joined the International Association for Veterinary Homeopathy. He tutored in Switzerland, Germany, Austria etc.
Jacques retired from practice in 2000 and now, as member of the IAVH, is coordinating the writing of the first International Veterinary Materia Medica, which includes clinical cases, using the research of internationally renowned veterinary practitioners. The first volume was published in France and Germany and the second in Germany. He also collaborated with Dr Philippe Osdoit in writing L"™homeoopathie Veoteorinaire-de la theoorie et de la pratique (Veterinary Homoeopathy "“ Theory and Practice), published by Marco Pieotteur in Belgium and Sonntag in Germany.

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