Iridology in Veterinary Medicine. Iridological Studies in the Domestic Cat (Felis catus)


Eyes have always been an object of fascination for humanity. Records about signs found in the iris in people and their correlations with the emergence of diseases are very old, but Ignatez Von Peczeley, in Hungary, was credited with codifying them and thus creating iridology. In veterinary medicine, this diagnostic resource is still very little used. The present work was carried out to improve the Veterinary Iridological Map in the domestic cat (Felis catus) using software developed for human iridology. Containment methods, photography and the correspondence of points recorded by the software and a classic iridological map proposed by Batello and Costa (2019) were evaluated. The results found allowed us to establish a correspondence between the software plots and the Battelo iridological map, which suggests that the software can be used in the iridodiagnosis routine.


Under the conditions under which the study was conducted, we can conclude that taking photographs did not represent stress to the animals studied, the containment method adopted was the which presented the best results for taking of photographs; the frontal shot (both eyes) provided good quality photographic material; you plots of the various organs and systems registered in the software presented significant correspondence with the Iridological Map Veterinarian proposed by Batello, which allows use of the tool in the iridodiagnosis routine in felines; the behavioral analysis that software provides needs to be further evaluated and duly adapted to animal psychology; others animal species can undergo studies similar


Carolina Neves, Gabriela Cruz, Luis Catilho

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