Leopards can’t change their spots – skin disease in veterinary surgery

Dr. med. vet. Astrid Harte, Westerkappeln, Germany

My name is Dr. Astrid Harte. I live and work in a small village in central Westphalia. I completed my veterinary studies at the Tierärztliche Hochschule [School of Veterinary Medicine] in Hannover, in 1992. I then worked in various practices for several years before setting up my own practice in 2000.

I first became aware of bioresonance therapy through my daughter’s neurodermatitis. This was to be a totally new experience for a practising vet drilled in orthodox medicine!

I personally started working with bioresonance therapy in 2003. I didn’t realise at that point just how effective this form of therapy could be.

Since bioresonance was given the seal of approval by animal owners, I completed a naturopathy course and have also worked in this field with two-legged patients since 2006!

In the meantime, bioresonance accounts for approximately 80% of my workload and my clientele are an extremely mixed bunch, to say the least! My human patients vary in age from two weeks to 90 years whereas my animal patients do not differ so much in age but rather in terms of anatomical and species-related variations, although, at the end of the day, it makes no difference whether a horse or a guinea-pig is being treated.

In this presentation, I would like to share with you my experiences in the treatment of skin diseases in various animal species, quoting a few examples by way of illustration.

Medical history, examination, testing

During the initial consultation, we strive to obtain a medical history that is as detailed as possible. This is often a time-consuming exercise as many of the patients have already experienced numerous orthodox medical treatments and have been treated with large quantities of allopathic drugs.

But not every skin disease relates to antibiotic- or cortisone deficiency syndrome.

A clinical examination is performed once a full medical history has been obtained.

A few key points should be jotted down on a medical history form.

These include age, race/breed and gender, the presence of systemic diseases, drug history and the cardinal symptoms of the disease. In the case of dermatology patients, a few additional questions should be asked, as these may well shed light on the condition.

Ask when, where and how the first symptoms appeared. Are there any seasonal factors? How are the skin changes distributed over the body?
Is there evidence of pruritus/itching? Has the animal been abroad? Are other family members affected and what about the patient’s diet?

A medical history form prepared in advance should ideally be used.

General examination

We collect a few drops of blood from each patient. The samples are then tested using the bioresonance technique.

We do not carry out the test until the patient has been sent home. Most patients are not willing to stand still for more than
10 minutes and then the owners also get nervous. Such situations can obviously have an adverse effect on test results.

Conversely, the patient’s behaviour is often completely different during treatment.
Many patients enjoy this procedure and fall asleep feeling very relaxed.

For the test, the blood samples are placed on a chair in front of the plate applicators at the device outlet. Hence the test can be comfortably carried out at any time without any interruption.

I have drawn up a test plan in which all of the test results can be entered in the form of abbreviated key words.

Our tests and treatments are mainly carried out using the Combined Test Technique
sets from Regumed, the Dr. Schumacher test sets and also with ampoules prepared in-house. For instance, medicinal products, vaccinations, Tesa strips from stalls or dwellings, feed samples, rainwater, sunlight, litter/bedding and cleaning agents, etc. are used.

The patient is placed on an armchair or on a blanket to undergo treatment.

Horses stand in an examination stall.

The modulation mat is placed on the patient’s back or the patient lies on the mat. Then there is still room to attach the applicators. Hand applicators cannot be used for allergy therapy. Only the modulation mat is used in such cases.

I initially carry out the test with the CTT 5-element set.

This highlights which organ system has to be stabilised or pinpoints the area to test for the disease.

All blocks are subsequently checked. These include, for example, geopathic stress factors, damaged scar tissue, electrosmog, drugs, the immune system and vaccination blocks in particular.

To save time, here is a list of the key points that are always checked and entered in the test sheet:

a list of the key pointsTest Sheeteliminating organs

All the other points are tested in succession, according to the test sheet, and a treatment plan is drafted.

Treatment

I start the first treatment with the tried and tested basic program, e.g. 120, 121, 130,127 (see manual).

I then go on to select a few stabilising programs, depending on requirements.

The blocks are subsequently released; no more than one or two are treated per session so as not to over-exert the patient.

The eliminating organs are activated with the necessary programs. I then complete treatment with the ampoules from the CTT 5-element kit. Stabilising programs are either stored on a chip or I use non-medical globuli or tablets, bioresonance oil or drops, which the owner administers to the animal until the next therapy session.

We do not start to eliminate the pathogens until the patient’s condition has stabilised.

This is achieved with CTT ampoules whereby we strictly monitor tests to determine amplification and therapy time.

In cases of feed intolerance or allergies, the patient should be started immediately on an avoidance programme. The owner is instructed accordingly.

In addition, we also test the feed administered at home, all titbits and the water supply.

The diet of our four-legged friends is often quite surprising.

The patient’s surroundings can also trigger stress. Fitted carpets, cleaning agents, washing powders or even the collars of dogs and cats are taken into consideration. In the case of horses, skin irritation can also develop in the head region, e.g. allergy due to the metal in the bit.

Since various stress factors have to be tested (e.g. environmental stress, viruses and bacteria), I treat according to priority.

Priority is tested either via BICOM® or mentally.

A combination of stress factors must always be taken into account in the case of patients who prove difficult to treat.

Horses with skin problems, for instance, often have a basic allergy to wheat or barley. This is associated with fungal allergy in many cases. Both are treated simultaneously.

A combination with parasites or mites is frequently observed.

TYPICAL CASES

Cats, dogs
Case 1: Domestic cat, Pascal, 4 years old, free-roaming cat

Feb. 2003.
Hair loss without pruritus on the hind legs, inside of the legs and lower abdomen. Hair loss at the base of the tail.

Testing

> Allergy to fish mix, poultry, pork, flea saliva
> Fungal mix
(Schumacher test kit, own feed)
Treatment
1st session
a) Basic therapy 125
b) Lymph activation 200, 930
c) Treatment of allergy with 963, 968, 944, 947, 946, 998, tested ampoules in input cup
d) 5 elements
2nd session
a) Basic therapy 125
b) Energy balance 580
c) Hair loss program 948
d) 5 elements
After approximately 4 weeks, all of the hair had grown back and the animal could tolerate its feed again.

Case 2: Bond, German shepherd dog, 3 years old

Severely itchy skin, red pustules on the lower abdomen.

Testing

Allergy to egg white, egg yolk and tuna fish (all contained in his feed), tested with the Ident test.

Treatment

1st session
a) Basic program 125
b) Tissue block 951
c) Vaccination 991
d) 5 elements
2nd session
a) Basic program 125
b) 211, 915 spinal block c) 900 Activate vitality
d) 5 elements 3rd session
a) Basic program125 b) 580 energy balance
c) Allergy food 945, 998, 997, allergen in input cup
The skin had healed after 3 weeks and the animal no longer suffered from itching.

Case 3: Sam, Newfoundland, 3 years old, castrated

Skin problems including severe squama formation, pruritus and mycosis on the paws ever since a puppy. No improvement in the animal’s condition after 3 months’ administration of Likuden tablets by the treating vet.

Test

> Narcotics block 905, 428
> Mites, skin mycosis
> Allergy: veal, pork, chicken, milk, colouring agents

Treatment

1st session
a) Basic program130
b) Block 905, 428
c) Toxin elimination 970, 930, 200, 999
d) 5 elements Sulphur C30 to aid elimination
2nd session
a) Basic program 125
b) 191 fungi, mites, colouring agents,
c) Follow-up programs 570, 428
3rd session
a) Basic program 125
b) Allergy: meat 944, 998, 997 c) 971 mycosis (in input cup)
d) 972 Nystatin, Borax, Propolis in the input cup
Pruritus disappeared during treatment. The coat was scale-free approximately 3 weeks after treatment ended and no changes were apparent on the paws. No recurrence to date.

Case 4: Felix, Dachshund, 2 years old

Felix was brought to the practice as an emergency case. It had gone hunting with its owner and was supposed to hunt a fox out of its den. Suddenly the dog developed a swollen, very red nose and howled with pain.

It had not entered the fox’s den so this was not an injury caused by a counter attack.

Felix had encountered a giant hogweed, which can burn the skin.

Treatment

a) Basic program 125
b) 999, 997, weed leaf in the input cup c) 432 Burns
d) 922 Acute tissue process
e) 931 Wound healing
Felix soon felt better. The swelling had completely disappeared within 2 hours.

Case 5: Rocki, mongrel, 10 years old Attended consultation in August 2005.

The dog had a long history of inflamed eyelids with marked tear formation. The area surrounding the eyes was bald, red and inflamed. All of the eye ointments used to date had proved ineffective. Rocki looked extremely sad and appeared to be in pain.

Treatment

1st session
a) Basic program 125
b) Wound healing 931
c) Treatment of allergy: Eggs, milk, sugar 944, 998, 997 d) 5 elements
2nd session
a) Basic program 125
b) Wound healing 931
c) 978 Stress caused by pathogens, tear fluid and wound secretion in input cup
d) 971 Mycosis
e) 972 Nystatin, Propolis, Borax in input cup
f) 839 Cell stimulation.
The allergies, bacteria and fungi were eliminated after a few more sessions.
Topical treatment comprised the application of colloidal silica several times a day to the eye contour region.
All inflammation had healed within 2 months. No recurrence to date.

Case 6: Maxi, male Jack Russell, 5 years old

Maxi attends the practice regularly due to abdominal pain of sudden onset. This is caused by the dog’s somewhat unusual appetite for foodstuffs that are not always easy to digest. However, when Maxi attended the practice in June 2003, the problem was not digestion but rather marked urticaria over the entire body coupled with oedema in the neck region, which was causing respiratory problems.

As the owner pointed out, these symptoms had become increasingly frequent of late, but were never as severe as this. After a lengthy discussion as to the possible cause, I found out that mice had been kept in the apartment for a few weeks – a birthday present for the owner’s daughter. Maxi’s symptoms always tended to appear when he came into close contact with the mice. I asked for Maxi and one mouse to visit the practice for allergy testing. The test proved positive.

The small mouse was placed in the input cup for treatment purposes and Maxi was treated with programs 944, 998 and 997.

No further treatment was required.

Maxi’s symptoms disappeared. The mouse was castrated to prevent the problem from escalating and Maxi continues to visit our practice at regular intervals because of his stomach problems.

Case 7: Marscha, mongrel bitch, 12 years old

Preliminary report from the owner: Marscha looks pregnant once a year and her general condition deteriorates. Marscha is generally very timid, frequently has stomach problems (Marscha very often vomits) and bites her paws until they bleed. The dog also suffers from warts and has a most unpleasant odour.

The following picture emerged on testing: The fire and metal elements were both decompensated. Vaccine block, parasites, milk allergy and intolerance to preservatives were tested for.

We introduced the following treatment regimen:
1st treatment
a) Basic program 125
b) Follow-up program 580
c) Eliminating programs 390, 391, 200,290, 291
d) 192 fire element
e) Additional administration of Lac caninum C30 for 5 days
2nd treatment
a) Basic program 125
b) 991 Vaccination
c) 192 All pink ampoules were removed from the test kit “vaccines”
d) 191 all preservatives tested
3rd treatment
a) Basic program 125
b) Allergy: cow’s milk 947, 946, 998
c) 191 Parasites
4th treatment
a) Subsequent testing of all symptoms
b) Wart program:
H+Di; all frequencies; constant amplification; Interval H = 1.6 / Di = 1.8;
time 10 minutes Input cup: sputum, peeled off warts E: button applicators on warts A: modulation mat on liver (according to Mrs. Vogeser)
Pulsatilla C30 for 3 days
Bach flowers: Aspen, Cherry Plum, Rock Rose and Mimulus to overcome anxiety

Marscha’s general condition quickly improved. The pruritus regressed and the warts disappeared as did the vomiting and the unpleasant odour of the animal’s coat. The nervousness also markedly regressed.

Horses

As the treatment of skin diseases in horses is an increasingly frequent topic for discussion, I would like to outline our treatment plan.

So-called “Summer dermatitis” poses a particular problem in horses, which can be quite a “headache” for the affected animal, the owner and even the practising vet.

In addition to the physical symptoms, there is another aspect to be taken into account in relation to the sequelae of this condition. According to orthodox medicine, this allergy has a genetic component, i.e. affected animals should not be allowed to breed. What a disaster for the owner of a valuable stud!

The disease known as summer dermatitis or summer eczema mainly develops during the warm summer months. It is seasonal and, according to reference books, is an allergy to insects. The latter include:

• Biting midges (Culicoides spp.)

• Black flies (Simulium spp.)

• Mosquitoes (Culex spp.)

• Stable flies (Stomoxys sp.)

• Horse flies (Tabanus spp.)

In the past, this disease was mainly diagnosed in Icelandic horses and ponies. Meanwhile, however, it has also been observed in all other breeds.

The disease begins with severe itching on the dock, on combing the mane and at the croup. The symptoms can also extend to the head, shoulder and chest. The ventral distribution pattern begins on the abdomen, in the axilla, groins and ventral chest region.

This is followed by crusty, seborrhoeic inflammation with a generally chronic clinical course, causing marked thickening of the skin. Urticaria can also develop.

Affected horses constantly chafe their skin; the hair splits and erosion and more deeply penetrating injuries appear. The mane and dock become bald. The itching is so unbearable at times that the horses do not even shy away from barbed wire and rub themselves against it. We can well imagine what effect this has on the poor animal.

I would like to give a step-by-step guide to the procedure in the following case report.

I wish to add that blocks, eliminating organs and the 5 elements are basically tested during each treatment. Amplification and time are also tested at each stage in the treatment process.

CASE EXAMPLE

Case 8: Lena, mare, 15 years old

For several years, Lena has suffered from eczema during the summer months. Itchy mane and dock – both of which are completely bald by the time summer arrives.

The pony is regularly vaccinated and wormed. Lena is given annual cortisone injections to prevent itching. The animal is fed on hay and a muesli mix.

Barley straw is used for bedding purposes.

Lena is covered with a protective blanket and only ventures into the meadow at night when there are no flies.

A few years ago, the mare sustained a hind leg injury that had to be sutured.

Testing carried out according to the afore- mentioned regimen (see overleaf).

Treatment

1st treatment
a) Basic therapy after testing 127
b) 580 Energy balance
c) 991 Vaccine in input cup (With horses, this is mostly a flu vaccination; for some years now, this has been obligatory every six months for horses participating in public events.)
d) 428 patient’s blood in input cup
e) 192 pink ampoules from the vaccinations and metals test kit
f) 192 Ampoule water in input cup
g) 192 Ampoules allergy, kidneys, lymph in input cup
2nd treatment
a) Basic program after testing 130 b) 580 energy balance
c) Toxin elimination: 970, 930, 200, 201, 220, 221, 291, 999
d) Blocks 900, 910 scar on leg
e) 192 ampoules allergy, kidneys, lymph in input cup

testing3rd treatment
a) Basic program after testing 130
b) Checking of blocks, the elimination organs and 5 elements
c) Allergy treatment with programs 963, 968, 944, 947, 998, 997.
The following were put in the input cup: the tested pollen, ampoule containing sun water and the insects that I have collected during a few expeditions through the countryside.
4th treatment
a) Repetition of the afore-mentioned stages (check of blocks, elemination organs and the 5 elements)
b) Treatment of stress due to fungi, viruses and bacteria with CTT ampoules
c) Treatment of parasites with CTT ampoules
5th treatment
a) Basic program after testing
b) Treatment of stress caused by viruses, bacteria and cortisone using the CTT ampoules
c) 5 elements
As mentioned above, this is a treatment recommendation. Not every horse suffers from the same allergies and treatment must be adapted to suit each individual patient.

The treatment of such patients is often very time-consuming and calls for good collaboration between patient and owner. Horse owners must be informed of the possible duration of treatment.

Lena is well again. She can go out into the meadow on summer days without having to wear a tiresome blanket. She has a beautiful mane and appears very happy now that the itching has stopped.

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