Homeopathic Remedies in the Veterinary Materia Medica

Veterinary Materia Medica

of Homeopathic Remedies


Causticum a homeopathic remedy for hind leg weakness in pets.

Causticum manifests its action mainly in chronic rheumatic, arthritic and paralytic affections, indicated by the tearing, drawing pains in the muscular and fibrous tissues, with deformities about the joints; progressive loss of muscular strength, tendinous contractures. Broken down, aged animals. In mucusy affections of the air passages, and it seems to choose preferably dark-complexioned and rigid-fibered subjects.


An important remedy for arthritis, paralysis and rheumatic like symptoms
Pain in muscular and fibrous tissue
Restlessness at night due to pain in bone and in joints
Deformed joints
Gradual loss of muscular strength leading to paralysis
Contracture of tendons
Paralysis of the vocal cords, tongue, face, bladder and limbs
Conditions arising after long standing grief
Sore skin folds
Dry cough
Corneal ulceration

Principal Indications for Use in Animals

Ptosis (drooping of the eyelids)
Laryngeal hemiplegia, Roaring
Paralysis of the ear flap (neural paralysis)
Facial paralysis
Partial paralysis of the rectum
Weakness or paralysis of the bladder, incontinence
Cystitis due to urinary retention (bladder does not completely empty)
Weakness or paralysis of the limbs
Nerve paralysis following infectious diseases
Cauda equina neuritis
Sweeny (equine)
Radial paralysis
Stringhault with laryngeal paralysis (horses)
EHV-1-neurological symptoms
Recovery from viral encephalitis
Equine protazoal myeloencephalitis
Uterine inertia during birthing
Arthritis and DJD where the modalities agree
General stiffness including the neck
Bony distortion of the joints
Bone spavin in horses
Contraction (shortening) of the tendons
Unsteady or uneven gait involving the front legs
Weak hock joints
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Curb (a collection of soft tissue injuries of the distal plantar hock region of the horse
Large, sore bleeding warts, pedunculated or jagged warts
Rough or jagged growths on the eyelids
Burns that are slow to heal
Gangrene arising from old burns or deep ulcers
Excoriation of the skin
Aural plaques
Wounds or scars that keep reopening
Chronic bronchitic cough (in elderly animals)
Hard dry cough with difficult expectoration
Shaker foal syndrome (equine)


In clear fine weather, cold wind, dry weather
Damp weather, warmth

Remedy Interactions

Calc carb, Carbo veg, Arsenicum album. Cuprum, Ignatia, Pulsatilla, Rhus tox, Sepia
Also Consider: Calc phos, Gelsemium, Kali bich, Phosphorus, Rhus tox, Sepia, Tuberculinum


Common Name: Potassium hydrate, tinctura acris sine Kali, Causticum hahnemanni

Mineral: Causticums: Polycrest

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