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Advances in Complementary & Alternative medicine

Homeopathy for the Treatment of Transmissible Venereal Tumor (TVT) in a Mixed-Breed Female Dog

Submission: July 16, 2019; Published: July 19, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/ACAM.2019.05.000602

ISSN: 2637-7802
Volume5 Issue1

Abstract

The diagnosis of canine transmissible venereal tumor (TVT) in based on clinical, cytological and/or histopathological examination. Vincristine sulfate is the conventional treatment of choice. Furthermore, homeopathy is also a therapeutic possibility by the use, for example, of Viscum album, which has been employed in the treatment of cancer. A 2-year-old mixed-breed female dog diagnosed with TVT was orally treated with Thuya occidentalis 6x10-12; topical application of T. occidentalis 9x10-18 in the lesion; and V. album subcutaneous applications in different dilution combinations. The tumor was reduced by about 90% during 150 days of treatment, and the patient had no longer bloody vaginal discharge. The complete remission was accomplished with a single vincristine application (0.025mgKg-1). No tumor was observed a week later, and the cytological examination confirmed the absence of tumor cells. No side effects were verified during the treatment period.

Keywords: Thuya occidentalis; Tumor remission; Viscum album

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