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Ethnoveterinary Botanical Medicine

Edited By: David R Katerere and Dibungi Luseba

444 pages, 34 black & white illustrations, 50 black & white tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Jan 2010 | #184204 | ISBN-13: 9781420045604
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NHBS Price: £89.00 $113/€106 approx

About this book

Presenting detailed information from all regions of the world, "Ethnoveterinary Botanical Medicine" provides techniques to evaluate the efficacy of plants used in animal health care, addressing the challenges faced by researchers and practitioners in the field. This book features a multidisciplinary approach to examine the role of herbal medicines in companion and pet animals, covering the scientific background of ethnoveterinary practice. In addition to dealing with the gathering, archiving, and retrieval of information, the text also discusses access benefit sharing, the Convention of Biodiversity, intellectual property, and the skills required to navigate the minefield of bioprospecting.


Contents

Introduction to Ethnoveterinary Medicine. Methods for Evaluating Efficacy of Medicinal Plants. Information Gathering, Retrieval, and Archiving in Field Work. Phytochemical Methods. Toxicology. Preclinical Safety Studies of Medicinal Plants. Indian Medicines. South East Asia. Native American. Central America. Caribbean. Southern Africa. East and Central Africa. Middle East and Indian Ocean. Autralasia. Plants used for Companion Animals.

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Biography

PROMEC Unit, Cape Town, South Africa Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa

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