Ethnoveterinary Medicine

Present and Future Concepts

  • Lyndy J. McGaw
  • Muna Ali Abdalla

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Muna Ali Abdalla, Lyndy J. McGaw
    Pages 1-3
  3. The Role of Natural Products and Remedies in Treating Animal Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Cheryl Lans, Candice Sant, Karla Georges
      Pages 57-71
    3. Irene R. Mazhangara, Marcia Sanhokwe, Eliton Chivandi, John F. Mupangwa, José M. Lorenzo, Voster Muchenje
      Pages 73-98
    4. Felix Nchu, Paulin Nana, George Msalya, Solomon R. Magano
      Pages 99-122
  4. Sociological Aspects and Considerations Relating to Documentation of Ethnoveterinary Medicine

  5. Ethnoveterinary Medicine Around the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Jean Paul Dzoyem, Roland T. Tchuenteu, Kofia Mbarawa, Awung Keza, Akah Roland, Abdel Jelil Njouendou et al.
      Pages 175-209
    3. E. Thato Khunoana, Lyndy J. McGaw
      Pages 211-250
    4. Olubukola T. Adenubi, Muna Ali Abdalla, Lyndy J. McGaw
      Pages 251-267
    5. Prosper Jambwa, Emmanuel Tendai Nyahangare
      Pages 269-283
    6. Irene Teixidor-Toneu, Abdeddaim Elhajjam, Ugo D’Ambrosio
      Pages 285-310
    7. Anna Karolina Martins Borges, Raynner Rilke Duarte Barboza, Wedson Medeiros Silva Souto, Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
      Pages 311-344
    8. José Antonio González, Alonso Verde, Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana
      Pages 391-426
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 427-435

About this book


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.


Ethnoveterinary medicine Natural products Herbal therapies Animal diseases Animal infectious diseases Medicinal Plants Economics Ecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Lyndy J. McGaw
    • 1
  • Muna Ali Abdalla
    • 2
  1. 1.Phytomedicine Programme Department of Paraclinical SciencesUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Phytomedicine Programme Department of Paraclinical SciencesUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

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