This manual describes the use of ethnoveterinary medicine and focuses on cattle diseases in East and West Africa. Ethnoveterinary medicine is based on traditional healing practices and is accessible, easy to prepare, low budget and a reflection of indigenous culture. The techniques described in this manual include the prevention and treatment of disease; the preparation of medical materials; parasite control; fertility enhancement and the treatment of wounds. It also deals with managing poor mothering behaviour. Plants provide the primary material needed to make these medicines. Other components include minerals and animal parts. The manual describes how to prepare, administer and store different types of ethnoveterinary medicine. In addition a number of diseases affecting cattle and their specific ethnoveterinary treatments are described. The appendix contains a list of medical plants.
Sample PDF: Ethnoveterinary medicine
No. of pages: 73