Homeopathy and turkeys
Mineralization Effect of Homeopathic Substances on Turkeys Bones
Objectives: This study was conducted to evluate the bone tropism of homeopathic substances, appropriately diluted and dynamized, in turkeys. Materials and Methods: Forty male turkeys were randomly divided into two groups, 20 each, and were fed either a homeopathic mixture (treated) or a placebo (control) throughout the duration of the growing cycle (almost 5 months). At the beginning and end of the cycle, 13 subjects from the first group and 7 in the second were randomly evaluated and a computerized axial tomography was performed in order to measure bone mineral density of the sternum, femur, and humerus. Results: A significant increase in bone mineral density of treated subject, which were more sthenic and vital, was observed with with respect to the controls at the end of treatment (***P < 0.01). Moreover, a decreased number of animals discarded during the cycle was also observed in treated group with respect to control. Conclusions: The present study, which has to be considered as preliminary, is one of the first to demonstrate scientific evidence of the effectiveness of substances diluted and potentized beyond the Avogadro constant. However, considering the randomized system of choice and the homogeneity of the achieved results, a future work addressed in humans would be advisable.