Investigating homeopathy (2). Healing stories

Published on 02/03/2021

In a previous blogpost I talked about what led me to become interested in veterinary homeopathy, and how little by little I came to understand the complexity of using this...

Investigating veterinary homeopathy (3). To believe or not to believe?

Published on 30/04/2021

This third post about investigating the uses of homeopathy on the farm addresses my own relationship to the field. Is neutrality stance possible when dealing with an alternative medicine that...

Colistin (1). The history of an unclassified "critically important" antimicrobial

Published on 22/11/2021

In a series of three posts, I will present the findings of an investigation that I conducted under the Food Policy and Health Risk Management master's programme taught by National...

Colistin (2). Time to decide

Published on 13/12/2021

So-called "critical" antimicrobials have been in the spotlight of European legislative news in recent months. The European Parliament almost voted to reject a regulatory package (Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) of...

Reducing antibiotic use in livestock farms: might women drive this change?

Published on 07/04/2020

To reduce antimicrobials in livestock, alternatives approaches are nowadays developing, in particular those based on the use of medicinal plants. Very often, those changes are initiated by women.

From nightmare to promise. Rethinking AMR narratives

Published on 07/04/2020

The problem of antimicrobial resistance is nowadays framed through a dystopian narrative, based on the fear of a world without antibiotics. It is urgent to rethink our understanding of the...

Investigating veterinary homeopathy (1). A gradual initiation into the homeopathic approach.

Published on 01/12/2020

This is the first article of a series dedicated to the use of homeopathy by dairy farmers. The origin of this research comes from a field survey on organic farming,...

Colistin (3). A classic example or a unique case?

Published on 20/09/2022

As our investigation progressed, one question loomed large: why did we choose to study colistin? Why didn’t we choose cephalosporins or fluoroquinolones, which also are considered to be "critical" antimicrobials?...

Veterinary profession (2). Professional organization at the level of veterinary practices

Published on 05/10/2022

As we have seen, veterinary activities are very diverse, both in terms of general medical procedures and preventive medicine. However, although all of these activities are intertwined during a farm...

Veterinary profession (1). Veterinarians’ activities in the cattle sector

Published on 05/10/2022

Due to an increasing shortage of professionals and restrictions on the use of antimicrobials in livestock production, the veterinary profession in rural areas is undergoing considerable change. Since 2012, the...