Dr. Paul Dettloff’s Complete Guide to Raising Animals Organically
Dr. Paul Dettloff’s Complete Guide to Raising Animals Organically is a hands-on reference for anyone at any level of experience who is interested in helping ruminants achieve optimal health naturally.
During the course of the author’s half-century career he has watched as the natural care of ruminants was lost to the high-tech methods of the modern industrial farm. Hormones, chemicals and manufactured feed replaced the mineral-rich pastures and natural animal care of the past.
Building on his modern-day classic Alternative Treatments for Ruminant Animals, Dr. Paul Dettloff performs a rescue operation for today’s farmers. He hands over a literal lifetime of learning and observation on how to raise livestock in healthier, more productive, and more humane ways. He teaches how to move from the current conventional veterinary practice of chasing symptoms toward a holistic, sustainable practice that seeks the cause behind the symptoms and values the lives of animals as well as the humans who consume their products.
This book describes the various biological systems in ruminants and how to address issues of health and illness on the farm. Specific natural treatments for numerous chronic illnesses, diseases and injuries are covered in language a layman can understand. Dr. Dettloff provides farmers and veterinarians alike with methods of care that are practical for any farm yet acceptable for certified organic operations and, most important, have been proven to work over time.
Priceless to all farmers will be groundbreaking chapters on:
- Soil as it relates to animal health and productivity;
- An introduction to composting and foliar feeding;
- Dousing and harnessing earth energies;
- Identifying and correcting stray-voltage problems;
- Detecting herd health problems brought on by DC current and fences;
- The value of medicinal hedgerows;
- Reading animal hair coats;
- . . . and more!
Comprehensive chapters present specific treatments for problems commonly seen with the digestive system, in reproduction with the respiratory, urinary and nervous systems, with skin, and in the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Handy go-to treatment summaries jump right to the how-to for hundreds of maladies for busy farmers, while the supporting text explains the underlying problem.
Copyright 2018 • 446 pages • Hardcover
About the Authors:
Paul Dettloff D.V.M. was raised on a farm in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine in 1967. Though he began as a conventional practitioner, he moved into the sustainable and organic/biological treatment of dairy and beef cows, sheep and goats using natural remedies, botanicals, homeopathy and holistic management of the soil and entire farm. He is an international authority on the natural farming and consults and lectures widely.
Megan Dettloff-Meyer, L.Ac., MSOM is a nationally certified acupuncturist, Oriental medicine practitioner and diplomat in Chinese herbology. She operates Dr. Paul’s Lab, a maker of herbal remedies