Veterinary Materia Medica

Veterinary Materia Medica

  • George Macleod


— Out of Print —


Contains 280 remedies, each described with a reference to origins, actions upon the body systems and useful applications from a veterinary surgeon who chose to practice using homeopathic medicines exclusively.
United Kingdom
193 pp pb


Veterinary Materia Medica and Clinical Repertory, With a Materia Medica of the Nosodes, by George MacLeod, was originally published in 1983.

281 remedies are alphabetically indexed according to origin, major action on body systems, and therapeutic application. The nosode materia medica section also includes a guide to using nosodes therapeutically and prophylactically.

234 ailments are listed in the clinical repertory along with the remedies that may be indicated for their treatment.

This compact work lends itself well to use in the field as a portable homeopathic guide. It is just the kind of quick reference that is needed by farmer and veterinarian alike.

A worthwhile complement to the larger human-directed homeopathic references.


Preface ii
Materia Medica -- 1-166
Materia Medica of the Nosodes, and Oral Vaccines -- 167-169
Main Indications for the use of the Bowel Nosodes -- 170
Main Guide to the use of Nosodes -- 171-180
A Clinical Repertory -- 181-193

George Macleod, a graduate of Glasgow University, was one of the world's foremost authorities on the homeopathic treatment of animals. He was one of the few veterinary surgeons to use homeopathic medicines wholly and exclusively.

After working for the British Government during World War II, he set up practice in Dornoch, Sutherland before moving to a practice in Haywards, Heath, Sussex England.

For nearly 50 years George Macleod treated all types of animals, from thoroughbred racehorses and pedigree cattle to household pets, with great success - and often where other forms of treatment failed.


"When I received my review copy of George Macleod's book I was surprised at first by its compact size for such a comprehensive title but I believe this is its great strength. It is certainly a publication I welcome wholeheartedly.

"Divided into three parts, the major section is the materia medica followed by sections on nosodes and their uses and a clinical repertory.

"The materia medica catalogues for the most part alphabetically, some 280 remedies, each described with a brief reference to origins, major actions upon the body systems and some useful suggested applications.

"This puts into context and proportion a lot of information so confusingly stored in much larger materia medica where it is difficult to see the wood for the trees.

"For the first time in one book the section on nosodes provides written reference to the main pointers for the veterinary use of these, putting together much information still sketchily understood by many who use them.

"The clinical repertory gives a short list of remedies allied with some major disease headings. It does not attempt any 'scoring' of remedies for their relative strength of indication for the stated conditions. This may be a good thing for it could reduce the tendency to stick to one remedy for one condition - a common but distinctly non-homoeopathic approach to disease and its cure.

"This book is an invaluable work of reference - a description I use advisedly for three reasons. Firstly, its compact size makes it readily portable; secondly, the very simple layout makes for swift consultation; thirdly, its content is unique.

"No veterinary surgeon using homoeopathy, or considering its use, can afford to be without it. I consider it to be a major breakthrough paving the way for further works in this important field."
Christopher Day MA, VetMB, VetMFHom, MRCVS,
The Journal of The British Homoeopathic Association