Vets from Japan visit Heel in Baden-Baden
Baden-Baden, Germany, February 9, 2012 - From 7 to 8 February, six vets from Japan visited Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH in Baden-Baden to find out about the veterinary treatments and therapies available in Germany.
“The basic situation of German and Japanese animal patients is virtually identical,” explained Dr. Erich Reinhart, Head of Veterinary Medicine and Research at Heel. Both countries can point with satisfaction to a significant rise in the life expectancy of pets and domestic animals. Unfortunately, this improvement also increasingly leads to problems of “multimorbidity”. In other words, with older age, patients often incur multiple pathologies, which each have to be treated with different medications. Additionally, older age brings increased sensitivity to conventional medical preparations. For this reason, a group of Japanese veterinarians has recently spent two days at Heel to find out about alternative treatments using natural healthcare products.
“The longer life expectancy of dogs, cats and horses has led to a rise in the demand for well-tolerated medications,” explains Reinhart. “Heel has made a good name for itself in this field, in particular in the treatment of chronic kidney failure (CRI), but also for arthritis and post-tumor therapy. In this respect, our key focus is on providing easy-to-use medications that implement appropriate therapeutic concepts in response to clear diagnoses and medical indications.”
Shinichiro Kudo, organizer of the visit by the Japanese veterinarians, is convinced of the benefits of this exchange between Germany and Japan. “I come to Germany almost every year with a group of vets to have a look at new methods of therapeutic treatment. Heel’s application methods provide good complementary possibilities, in particular for the older and chronically sick animal.” Following their stay in Baden-Baden, the group will be able to witness the effects of the Heel theory for themselves. Together with organizer Kudo, the vets will be spending two days at an animal clinic in Pfungstadt (Hessen) before returning to Japan.