Homoeopathic Medicine

11 Casuarina St


South Australia, 5481

Email: zcs@protonmail.com

Mobile: +61 477 945 006

Like Cures Like

Homoeopathy is a holistic system of medicine which treats the whole horse, based on the Law of Similars, "Like Cures Like".


A homoeopath prescribes medicine to suit the particular needs of each horse.

Homoeopathy stimulates the body's innate ability to correct imbalances, that if left untreated may lead to illness or disease.


Homoeopathy has been used worldwide for over 200 years to treat specific illnesses, to improve the overall health of the horse and to prevent common health problems and injuries encountered by domestic horses.

Homoeopathy for People and Horses

Homoeopathy is a holistic system of medicine treating the whole person or horse. It was developed by German physician and chemist, Dr Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), based on the principle of 'Like Cures Like'.


Principle Based Medicine

The principle of 'like cures like' or the Law of Similars is based on a long held belief subscribed to by Hippocrates, and other ancient healers, that substances that produce symptoms in a healthy individual can be used to treat similar symptoms in a sick person.


Medicines are prescribed corresponding to the specific requirements of each person or horse, in accordance with the principles ‘Like Cures Like’ and ‘Less is More’.


Vital Force

Central to homoeopathic philosophy is the belief that when a horse's or person’s vital force is strong, they remain in good health. It is only when their vital force is weakened, disease symptoms are produced.


Homoeopathic Treatment

Homœopathy is now used worldwide, with a 200 year history of clinical experience. Homoeopathic Medicine is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a valid form of healthcare. Homœopathy has legal recognition as an individual system of medicine in over 40 countries and is recognized as a part of complementary and alternative medicine in more than 25 countries.


Homoeopathy is used to treat specific illnesses, to improve overall health, performance, stamina and resilience for people and horses.


Homoeopathic medicines are potent and fast acting. A medicine is given in small doses to stimulate the body’s healing abilities. They act as a catalyst to help the body restore balance and health. The medicine stimulates the vital force, also called Qi or an immune response.


Homoeopathy is used to prevent common problems associated with domestication of horses and modern day demands placed on horses such as:

  • Arthritis.
  • Coughs.
  • Digestive problems.
  • Joint, limb and hoof injuries.
  • Nervous systems complaints.
  • Pain and Inflammation.
  • Skin problems.

Homoeopathy is able to be used safely and effectively in conjunction with both holistic and conventional medicine and veterinary treatments.

What happens in a homoeopathic consultation?

Homoeopathic medicines are prescribed corresponding to the specific requirements of each horse, in accordance with the principles ‘Like Cures Like’ and ‘Less is More’.

Constitutional Prescribing

To develop a full picture of the horse, a homoeopath will consider:

  • The illness, general and specific symptoms.
  • How the symptoms affect the horse both physically and psychologically.
  • Family history and bloodlines.
  • Likes/dislikes; cravings/aversions; what they seek out; what they avoid and habits.
  • The horse's character.
  • What factors make them feel better or aggravates the condition.

Each medicine has an action peculiar to itself and as such generally one medicine is given at a time. To distinguish between medicines, you must know their specific characteristics and keynotes. The medicine is chosen taking all of these factors into account.


Prescribing in this way is know as constitutional prescribing and aims to build on the strengths of the horse, while addressing the specific health complaints.


Acute Prescribing

Homoeopathic medicine can also be used for everyday acute illness and emergency care. The medicines are chosen on the basis of acute prescribing, considering the symptoms, how they affect the horse and anything distinctive.


 Common health problems which can be assisted with homoeopathy include:

  • Abscesses.
  • Anxiety and nervousness.
  • Arthritis and joint problems.
  • Behavioural problems.
  • Cuts and Wounds.
  • Digestive problems.
  • Hoof problems.
  • Injuries.
  • Respiratory problems.
  • Skin problems.

For example, Arnica montana is commonly used to assist in the recover of soft tissue injuries.


Homoeopathy is able to be used safely and effectively as a stand alone treatment for many problems. It is best to seek professional advice from a qualified Homoeopath or Holistic Veterinarian and work in conjunction with them to support any treatment of your horse.


Homoeopathy is safe and effective used in conjunction with holistic and conventional medicine and veterinary treatments.
















Echinacea angustifolia 1 x

Supportive in the treatment of infections.


To schedule an appointment contact:

EPR Institute

11 Casuarina St


South Australia, 5481


Email: zcs@protonmail.com

Mobile: +61 477 945 006

Principles of Homoeopathy In Brief

Like Cures Like

The use of small doses of medicine to treat illness, which when used in large and repeated doses in a healthy horse, can produce similar symptoms to those produced by a disease in a sick horse.


Minimum Dose

Use small doses and small amounts of the remedy act as a catalyst to the body’s defence system

Give as little as possible to stimulate the body’s natural response to disease or health problems

Use the minimum effective dose.


Give One medicine at a Time

Each medicine has a specific action. In constitutional prescribing, it is important not to confuse the picture by using several similar medicines. When prescribing for animals, look at the animal as a whole: their nature, food sources, how they relate to each other, to people, their role, how the horse survives in the wild and what adaptations have been made to be domesticated and to live with people.


Caution regarding the use of Homoeopathics: If symptoms get worse discontinue the medicine. If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a qualified Homoeopath or Veterinarian. Depending upon the severity of the problem, prompt conventional first aid may need to be applied and professional help may be required eg fractures, severe and persistent bleeding or diarrhoea, shock, head trauma, poisoning and poisonous bites.

Disclaimer: Information in this page is intended to be an introduction to the concepts of Homoeopathy and its broad application to natural horse keeping. The information is intended as a guide and not intended to replace the advice of a qualified Veterinarian or health practitioner. Any application of the information included in this web page is done so at the reader’s own discretion and sole risk.