VETERINARY SURGEON :OSTEOSARCOMA TRIAL
This is a trial to see if homeopathy can help dogs suffering from appendicular osteosarcoma. There are a number of anecdotal cases where homeopathy has appeared to be effective for this condition, but a trial has never been performed. Obviously osteosarcoma is a very serious disease and the average survival time until euthanasia is about two months, unless amputation and chemotherapy are employed, when it is about eleven months.( ref:1.2)
This trial is open to those owners who decide, in consultation with you, that amputation and chemotherapy is not what they want for their dog.
The owners will need to attend the trial centre for at least one free consultation, which might last up to 90 minutes. Further consultations will be required, especially if the dog is responding well, and it might be possible to use the telephone for some of these. The homeopathic remedies will be chosen specifically for each case, based on the history and clinical signs. The remedies are to be given in addition to the treatment prescribed by you. This would only be reduced in consultation with you if the dog is responding well to the homeopathic remedies. The dog will remain under your care, and if additional analgesia or euthanasia is required, as always that decision will be taken by you and the owner. This is to ensure that no additional suffering will occur by participation in the trial.
The Address Of The Centre is:
Wiveliscombe Homeopathic Veterinary Surgery, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset, TA42JY
Dr Geoff Johnson VetMB MRCVS RSHom VetFFHom PCH
Geoff Johnson qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1987, and subsequently qualified in veterinary homeopathy in 1999. He is the principal of a busy homeopathic surgery in West Somerset. He teaches doctors, homeopaths, vets and farmers regularly at five homeopathic colleges, and lectures frequently at home and abroad. He wrote the curriculum and taught the Danish Homeopathic Veterinary Diploma which has just graduated nine vets. He is one of the few UK vets who treat animals diagnosed with cancer using homeopathy. He lectured conventional vets on this subject at the South West and London Vet Shows in 2014.
In his Somerset practice, Geoff Johnson has gained considerable experience of treating dogs presenting with a range of canine cancers using homeopathy. He has observed some dogs entering permanent remission with the disappearance of the tumour and health restored. Some dogs were palliated with improved vigour, lessening of clinical symptoms, and life extended beyond conventional expectations. Some dogs appeared to gain no benefit at all. He has specifically observed improvements in some dogs presenting with canine osteosarcoma. He has treated five such cases using solely homeopathy. None of these dogs underwent amputation nor received chemotherapy. Two died years later of old age, one was euthanased after 22 months and two were euthanased within three months. These anecdotal results suggest treatment from a homeopath might offer an effective adjunct to current conventional treatment.
Veterinary Surgeon Please Complete
Sex: M F Neutered
Site of tumour:
Dog’s quality of life at the moment:
Any other conditions which the dog is suffering from and associated medication:
The drugs and supplements you have prescribed for the osteosarcoma:
Please attach or send the dog’s clinical records from when it was first brought to you, even if this was many years ago. Please also send the X-rays, biopsy results if performed, and any referral veterinary records if you sought specialist help in this case.
I UNDERSTAND THAT THE DOG WILL REMAIN UNDER MY CARE, AND THE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES WILL BE GIVEN AS AN ADJUNCT TO MY CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT. I WILL KEEP THE TRIAL CENTRE FULLY INFORMED OF THE DOG’S PROGRESS AND THE DATE OF EUTHANASIA IF PERFORMED. IF THE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES ARE HELPFUL, THEN THE OWNER AND I, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE TRIAL CENTRE, MAY DECIDE TO REDUCE THE CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE.
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(1) http://www.fitzpatrickreferrals.co.u HYPERLINK “http://www.fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk/oncology-and-soft-tissue/canine-osteosarcoma”k HYPERLINK “http://www.fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk/oncology-and-soft-tissue/canine-osteosarcoma”/onc HYPERLINK “http://www.fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk/oncology-and-soft-tissue/canine-osteosarcoma”o HYPERLINK “http://www.fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk/oncology-and-soft-tissue/canine-osteosarcoma”logy-and-soft-tissue/canine HYPERLINK “http://www.fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk/oncology-and-soft-tissue/canine-osteosarcoma”- HYPERLINK “http://www.fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk/oncology-and-soft-tissue/canine-osteosarcoma”osteosarcoma
Fitzpatrick Referrals founded in 2005 by Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and is the UK’s pre-eminent and largest dedicated small animal orthopaedic and neuro-surgical facility, employing over 200 veterinary professionals and comprising state of the art surgical, diagnostic and rehabilitation facilities. This article explains osteosarcoma, and gives survival times as follows; Amputation and chemotherapy – 10 to 12 months, limb spare and chemotherapy – 10 to 12 months; radiation and chemotherapy – 8 to 10 months; amputation alone – 4 to 5 months; palliative care – 1 to 3 months.
(2) http://vetspecialists.co.uk/factsheets/Oncology_facts/Ca HYPERLINK “http://vetspecialists.co.uk/factsheets/Oncology_facts/Canine_Osteosarcoma.html”n HYPERLINK “http://vetspecialists.co.uk/factsheets/Oncology_facts/Canine_Osteosarcoma.html”ine_Osteosarcoma.html
Davies Veterinary Specialists is one of the largest and most diverse small animal veterinary referral centres in Europe. Founded in 1998 by Dr Jerry Davies and his wife Olivia, DVS now employs more than 35 specialist clinicians, 60 nurses (many with an advanced nursing qualification), and 30 administrators and support staff. This site explains osteosarcoma, its diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Stated survival times are; palliative therapy average survival time is approximately two months; if amputation is performed the average survival time is increased to six and a half months; palliative radiation and chemotherapy have an average life expectancy of six months; amputation with chemotherapy makes the average survival time just a little less than one year