Ethnoveterinary research and development
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CTA. 1997. Ethnoveterinary research and development. Spore 70. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Ethnoveterinary research and development edited by Constance McCorkle, Evelyn Mathias and Tjaart W Schillhorn van Veen 1996 338pp ISBN I 85339 326 6
Livestock owners and healers throughout the world have traditional ways of classifying and preventing or treating common animal diseases. Many of their 'ethnoveterinary' practices offer viable alternatives to conventional Western-style veterinary medicine, especially where the latter is unavailable, unaffordable or inappropriate. This interdisciplinary and international volume provides an analytical overview of the many facets and findings of ethnoveterinary research and development. From socio-cultural, political, economic, environmental, as well as biomedical viewpoints, the book presents reviews and case studies of traditional veterinary knowledge and practice. This is combined with historical perspectives, theoretical discussions and research methodologies. The 23 chapters span 10 major species of animal raised by more than 80 ethnic groups in some 40 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. It covers nearly 100 diseases and more than 300 medicinal plants and other traditional materia medica used to treat them. The volume is designed to provide researchers, development professionals and policymakers working in agricultural and rural development with insights, ideas and approaches to the subject plus its practical applications in agriculture, environment, human health, and other sectors. The anthology exemplifies the many potential benefits of systematically studying and building upon such rich bodies of 'ethno science that is to be found embodied in local/traditional veterinary medicine. Ethnoveterinary research and development edited by Constance McCorkle, Evelyn Mathias and Tjaart W Schillhorn van Veen 1996 338pp ISBN 1 85339 326 6 IT Publications, 103-105 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HH, UK