Effect of a homeopathic complex"Homeobase Convert H®" in sheep submited in feed restriction condictions
Keywords:Alimentary estriction, Antibodies, Cortisol, Homeopathy, Stress
AbstractIt was evaluated the effect of a homeopathic complex in sheep distributed in four groups: without homeopathy and with alimentary restriction (A1B2); with homeopathy and alimentary restriction (A2B2); with homeopathy and without alimentary restriction (A2B1), and without homeopathy and without alimentary restriction (A1B1). After 30 days of alimentary restriction, the group with homeopathy (A2B2)had already presented an average serum level of cortisol similar (p>0,05) to the groups without restriction (A2B1 and A1B1). It was observed in the group without homeopathy (A1B2) only after 75 days. After 15 days post-vaccination all the groups had antibodies above the minimum level of protection of 0,5UI/mL. The medium concentrations of antibodies reached levels below the minimum of protection to the 30 days in some animals of all groups and, only the group A2B2 kept on average above this level during the 90 days of evaluation. The indicative of difference (p=0,054) between the titration average of antibodies from the group A2B2 and the other groups, six days after vaccination, suggests that the protection in this group occurred in smaller time than in the other groups. Regression models estimate higher serum concentrations of antibodies for the groups A2B1 and A2B2, regarding the groups A1B2 and A1B1, obtaining indicators of differences between their averages (p=0,067; p=0,091 and p<0,05 respectively) 15, 30 and 45 days after vaccination. It was concluded that the homeopathic administered to ovine under alimentary restriction, has effect on stress, reducing the serum concentration of cortisol which can cause a higher rise in the serum concentration of antibodies.
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