Although many references cover ethnoveterinary medicine in some form or another, none give it the intense and scientific scrutiny found in this book. With chapters on biological assays, efficacy testing, and phytochemistry, the book presents hard scientific information in accessible and readable language. It features a multidisciplinary approach to examining the role of herbal medicines in companion and pet animals. Tthe text also discusses access benefit sharing, the Convention of Biodiversity, intellectual property, and the skills required to navigate the minefield of bioprospecting.
Methods for Evaluating Efficacy of Ethnoveterinary Medicinal Plants, L. J. McGaw and J. N. Eloff Logistical and Legal Considerations in Ethnoveterinary Research, M. Chikombero and D. Luseba Phytochemical Methods, B.I. Kamara Preclinical Safety Testing of Herbal Remedies, V. Naidoo and J. Seier Revitalizing Ethnoveterinary Medical Traditions: A Perspective from India, M. N. B. Nair and P. M. Unnikrishnan Inventory of Traditional Veterinary Botanicals from Around the World, Z. Iqbal and A. Jabbar The Current Status and Future Prospects of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Veterinary Health Care in Southeast Asia, S. Shanmugavelu, M. Murugaiyah, and P. Chandrawathani Evidence-Based Botanicals in North America, W. Pearson and M.I. Lindinger The Medicinal Use of Native North American Plants in Domestic Animals, R. Gehring and K. Kindscher Plants Used in Animal Health Care in South and Latin America: An Overview, R. Romeu da Nobrega Alves, R. Rilke Duarte Barboza, and W. de Medeiros Silva Souto Ethnoveterinary Medicine in Southern Africa, V. Maphosa, P. Tshisikhawe, K. Thembo, and P. Masika Ethnoveterinary Plants Used in East Africa, J. B. Githiori and P. K. Gathumbi Herbal Medicines for Animal Health in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region, L. Boukraa, H. Benbarek, and M. Benhanifia Ethnoveterinary Medicine and Sustainable Livestock Management in West Africa, I.C. Okoli, H.H. Tamboura, and M.S. Hounzangbe-Adote Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, L. Teng, D. Shaw, and J. Barnes Ethnoveterinary Medical Practice in the European Union (EU): A Case Study of the Netherlands, T. van Asseldonk Herbal Medicines for Pet and Companion Animals, D.R. Katerere and V. Naidoo Index
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Reviews for Ethnoveterinary Botanical Medicine: Herbal Medicines for Animal Health
The authorship is truly international making this the first global-scale compilation of traditional and modern knowledge of the use of plants for animal health. It is a must -have for all individuals serious about ethnopharmacology, veterinarians working with the studied populations, and anthropologists interested in getting a better idea about traditional approaches to animal care. -Carolyn Wetzel, Smith College, in Plant Science Bulletin, No: 57(1) 2011 ... the first, to my knowledge, to bring together information about ethnoveterinary medicines from a wide range of countries ... Dr. Katerere and Dr. Luseba have been fortunate enough to persuade leading authorities in his field to contribute chapters and I am sure it will prove to be a valuable reference source ... -from the Foreword by Peter Houghton, Emeritus Professor in Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Division, King's College, London and editor of Journal of Ethnopharmacology