The homeopathic treatment of equine sarcoids
Tim Couzens, BVetMed, MRCVS, VetMFHom
East Hoathly, UK
Sarcoids are the most common type of skin tumor seen in horses and can appear in a distinct number of forms. Most often benign and very rarely malignant, these tend to develop in specific areas of the body. They can cause problems with performance, can be painful, pose a risk of local infection as well presenting a number of cosmetic issues for the owner which ultimately may affect the overall value of the animal. Conventional treatment is not always practical or successful and not without risk. The majority of cases will respond well to homeopathy which can provide a complete and permanent resolution to the problem.
Dr. Couzens was born in South London but spent most of his childhood in Sussex. He studied veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in London, qualifying in 1980. He attended some of the very first courses to be held for veterinary surgeons at the Royal Homeopathic Hospital in Great Ormond Street, London gaining his VetMFHom in 1991. In 1995 he established The Holistic Veterinary Medicine Centre, a specialist multi species referral clinic for holistic veterinary medicine in Sussex offering not only homeopathy, but also acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutraceutical and dietary advice, flower essences, osteopathy and chiropractic. He has contributed to a number of books on homeopathy and complementary medicine and teaches worldwide. He is a frequent contributor to the pet press on the topic of homeopathy and is veterinary advisor for Denes Natural Pet Care. Tim has a special interest in the homeopathic treatment of horses and is the author of Homeopathy for Horses published in 2006 by Kenilworth Press and Horses and Homeopathy published by Saltire Books in 2011. He is currently writing Homeopathy for Dogs to be published by Narayana.