Faculty meetings all day yesterday

Yes, it was a full day of meetings, capped off by an excellent lecture by David Owen.

In order to stretch my legs a little during the brief lunch pause, I strolled in the garden at the venue (Royal College of Physicians) and espied this wonderful flowering Hamamelis specimen (better known as Witch Hazel).

On our AVMC Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AVMC.UK), there is a series of verses on homeopathic medicines for animals, including one on Hamamelis, featuring this photo.


Verses on Homeopathic Medicines

On our Facebook page, we have verses and pictures of homeopathic first-aid medicines for animals.

These are intended as a handy way to remember the scope of the remedies.

It is an ongoing series.


The page of the Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre – administered by Christopher Day.


We have yet another example of why it is not wise to buy and consume processed and manufactured foods. Meat eaters take note.


Horse meat found at levels of up to 30% has been found in burgers in Ireland and the UK (in Tesco and Iceland in the UK). Pig meat contamination was also found. Was the horse meat even of human consumption quality? If you are religiously against eating pig meat or have an objection to eating horses (it’s not the culture of the UK or Ireland), this is highly offensive. It throws open again the question of ethical dealings in corporate manufacturing.

It’s difficult to see how such a thing could be accidental.

It is always safer to buy and consume fresh wholefoods.


Shame on West Midlands Safari Park

White Lion cubs sold into Slavery!

One of the excuses for existence that zoos and animal parks uphold is that they are breeding endangered species for rehabilitation into the wild.

What place does selling ‘valuable’ rare species have in that scheme?

Whom does the spokesperson think he’s kidding when he said they didn’t realise what was going to happen? They knowingly sold the animals to a businessman who deals with the entertainment industry!

I feel a boycott coming on, not that I’d visit such a place anyway.

The story is published here, with some amazing photographs:



eBook available:


Christopher Day MRCVS has been treating horses for more than forty years and has a special interest in their safe and natural feeding and nutrition. This eBook offers a simple-to-follow approach to providing your horse with a species-suitable, fresh and wholesome diet, which has brought health and welfare benefits to so many of his patients. In the author’s opinion, expensive and vigorously-marketed manufactured horse foods and supplements are not the best way to feed your horse for stamina, performance, musculo-skeletal health, immune resilience and a long, happy and active life. The horse is the archetypal vegan and thrives on fibrous foods. Christopher Day advocates feeding as close to Nature as one can, in this modern society. This eBook provides a simple guide to taking your horse’s health and well-being into your own hands. Your horse will be thankful for it, every day.

www.naturalfeeding.co.uk updated

I have updated the website www.naturalfeeding.co.uk to incorporate the eBooks on feeding dogs, feeding horses and ponies and feeding cats.

All my eBooks written so far are to be found at: www.lulu.com/spotlight/chrisdayvet

The www.naturalfeeding.co.uk website offers an introduction to natural feeding for the family that has little or no experience of the subject.




The long-awaited Homeopathic First-Aid for Horses & Ponies eBook has at last flown from my desktop into an eBook store!

For some reason, it’s been a struggle but it is nearly 300 pages long.

The page at which it’s available is:www.lulu.com/shop/christopher-day/homeopathic-first-aid-for-horses-ponies-emergencies-and-common-ailments/ebook/product-20538937.html

All my eBooks (9 so far) are shown at: www.lulu.com/spotlight/chrisdayvet

This eBook and all the others are in ePub format, which means they can be read on your desktop or laptop if you download (free and very rapid) Adobe Digital Editions (Adobe ADE), which is available at: www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html

The main website of the AVMC is: www.alternativevet.org

Free eBook – Christmas Dangers for Pets

Outlining the sometimes forgotten dangers of the festive season for our pets.


This ebook is in ePub format, which can be read on a desktop or laptop, whether Mac or PC, with a simple and quick (and free!) download from Adobe: Adobe Digital Editions (Adobe ADE).


Lovely news – Golden Retriever patient

I received this letter today: This is what makes the world go round and makes our lives at AVMC worthwhile. It is lovely to receive such reports. Above all, Becky’s story and many others teach us never to give up faith in our dogs’ healing capability. Before anyone says ‘but homeopathy did that, not the dog’, we should remember that homeopathy only provides the stimulus, the patient does the job. (By the way, the image is not of Becky).

Becky – Golden Retriever

“I am so grateful for all the help with Becky’s health since I came in May 2010 (prior t that you had supplied nosodes as an alternative to vaccination).

I was not too positive at the time as she had been diagnosed with both incontinence and arthritis of the spine. Her vet had given a pessimistic outlook with an increasing lack of mobility. The thought of her having long-term prescription drugs for the incontinence did not appeal to me, as she was only 11 at the time.

Your prescription greatly assisted with the incontinence which later disappeared (with a combination of the homeopathy and an ever-decreasing dose of the prescription drug).

The homeopathic pills prescribed for her mobility problems made an immediate and very noticeable improvement and she has had a good and apparently pain-free life since that time, enjoying walks, holidays, visits to relatives etc. She also received many compliments from strangers who all thought she was a  much younger dog and about how well she looked.

Becky is always happy to take her homeopathic pills, unlike the ‘other medicines’.

Early this year (2012), she was diagnosed with liver disease and or a tumour. This seemed to me a very depressing outlook and I once again called on your help. You were most encouraging and prescribed homeopathic pills for the liver problems, reviewed her other pills and suggested I should continue with some of them for her mobility. We recently increased these and this again made an immediate difference, with her mobility increasing again and her legs becoming much stronger again.

Although I obviously cannot see what is going on internally, I have noticed that externally all the little bumps and cysts that she had have disappeared.

She enjoyed another holiday this year in Somerset, in October, and continues to get very positive comments about how well she looks (now aged 13+). Thank you.