Ethnoveterinary Medicine: Present and Future Concepts

Ethnoveterinary Medicine: Present and Future Concepts PDF

By Lyndy J. McGaw and Muna Ali Abdalla

Ethnoveterinary Medicine: Present and Future Concepts PDF. The importance of a complementary approach to animal health is highlighted in this book, with core themes encompassing reviews of traditional veterinary medicine for common diseases afflicting livestock, as well as local practices in different areas of the world. The book includes chapters on ethnoveterinary medicine used to prevent and treat ticks and tick-borne diseases, infectious diseases and parasites. Ethnoveterinary practices in parts of the world which have not been comprehensively reviewed before are highlighted, including Estonia, Belarus and the Maghreb – the north-western tip of Africa. A fascinating account of African ethnoveterinary medicine and traditional husbandry practices is provided by a veteran in the field with a wealth of practical experience in the area. Neglected areas of research involve the relationship of ethnoveterinary medicine with environmental, ethical, cultural and gender aspects, and leading experts explore these issues.

The book is intended to provide an informative compilation of current research and future prospects in ethnoveterinary medicine, which hopes to inform and encourage investigations in new directions. Sustainable development requires a concerted effort to combine indigenous knowledge systems with scientific research to improve animal health. This is the case not only in rural areas where access to orthodox veterinary health care may be limited, but also against the backdrop of antibiotic resistance and increased demand for alternative and complementary therapies to enhance the health of both production and companion animals. Students, academics and veterinary professionals will find this book a useful addition to knowledge on present and future aspects of ethnoveterinary research.

  • International panel of experts discuss ethnoveterinary medicine practices in different parts of the world
  • Focus on the latest applications and pharmacological properties of plants and natural products against animal diseases
  • Compare different concerns and interest between European, African and Asian experiences in the area of folk veterinary medicine

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Part I: The Role of Natural Products and Remedies in Treating Animal Diseases

Chapter 2: The Pharmacological and Nutritional Significance of Plant-Derived Natural Products: An Alternative for Animal Health

Chapter 3: Alternative Antimicrobials: Medicinal Plants and Their Influences on Animal Infectious Diseases

Chapter 4: Ethnoremedies Used for Horses in British Columbia and Trinidad and Tobago

Chapter 5: Plants for Controlling Parasites in Goats

Chapter 6: Ethnoveterinary Practices for Control of Ticks in Africa

Part II: Sociological Aspects and Considerations Relating to Documentation of Ethnoveterinary Medicine —

Chapter 7: Gender Aspects and Multiple Contexts in Ethnoveterinary Practice and Science

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