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An Undeniable Truth: Alternative Health Approaches Work on Farm Animals

One of WHAg ́s aims is to understand which salutogenic (health promoting) practices livestock farmers use successfully, and how these practices impact their use of antimicrobials and other conventional health treatments.

During 2020 Whole Health Agriculture (WHAg) recruited 221 farmers to take part in a survey on Alternative Approaches to Livestock Health. The survey ran from May 2020 till January 2021. The inclusion criteria were that respondents must be livestock farmers and use at least one Complementary and Alternative Medicine/Method (CAM) in their livestock health management.

Despite conventional wisdom maintaining that Homeopathy and CAMs either do not work or only work through a placebo effect, via this survey WHAg have documented notable results that CAM approaches work. 

We hope that these results will inspire farmers and other professionals to consider the potential benefits that CAMs can bring to the health of the farm.

View the Survey Reports


A brief outline of what Farmers achieve via the use of CAMs on their farm.

Dairy Summary

An overview of the responses of 70 commercial dairy farmers

Full Report

Read the full Alternative Approaches to Livestock Health Survey report

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