Hi Candace, I totally appreciate and always try to implement an integrative approach-most definitely to preserve health. And I am very happy that you are still enjoying the company of your doggy (and a BIG doggy!). I surely wish that all my mare had was a FUO.
But, I truly believe that for this crisis she has totally benefited from the use of modern pharmaceuticals...and that no homeopathic remedy, herb or other complimentary therapy (and I believe in all of these modalities!) could have pulled her thru the acute phase of infection. I still have a sick horse. Just not one with an out of control infection.
There is alot we still don't know....and I can't express how frustrating this is...and the testing, I feel, is necessary. She has a serious anemia...of unknown origin. The biggest culprits for this condition, as I understand it, are: cancer, secondary condition to infection, and drug induced. I need to know if the pergolide is involved in her sickness.
And, yes, finding an alternative practitioner is quite challenging...but they are "out there"
Tara and Divina