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Ethnoveterinary Medicine

Present and Future Concepts

Editors: McGaw, Lyndy J., Abdalla, Muna Ali (Eds.)

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  • International panel of experts discuss ethnoveterinary medicine practices in different parts of the world
  • Focus on the latest applications and pharmacological properties of plants and natural products against animal diseases
  • Compare different concerns and interest between European, African and Asian experiences in the area of folk veterinary medicine
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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.

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Lyndy McGaw is Associate Professor and Leader of the Phytomedicine Programme based at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria. Her research focuses on investigation and development of effective and safe anthelmintic, acaricidal, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial remedies for use in animal and human medicine, as well as alternatives to antimicrobial feed additives. Prof McGaw has published over 100 scientific papers and has contributed 14 book chapters. She serves on the editorial boards of Frontiers in Ethnopharmacology, South African Journal of Botany, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and Journal of Ethnopharmacology. She was listed as one of the top 31 cited African researchers in Pharmacology and Toxicology by Thomson Reuters in 2013, and was recently awarded “Researcher of the Year” at the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pretoria.

Muna Ali Abdalla pursued PhD studies in Natural Products Chemistry in the group of Prof. Hartmut Laatsch at Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany. From February 2013 to January 2016 she worked as Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) postdoctoral fellow at Institute of Chemistry, TU Berlin. From 2016 she was awarded a three-year contract as a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She was appointed as a phytochemist involved in collaborative projects as well as supervision of PhD students. Dr Abdalla has published more than 30 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, discovered dozens of bioactive compounds such as abyssomicins, quinones, alkaloids, tetracyclopeptides and phenolic compounds from microorganisms as well as several plant-derived metabolites.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook 169,99 €
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Hardcover 199,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-32269-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnoveterinary Medicine
Book Subtitle
Present and Future Concepts
Editors
  • Lyndy J. McGaw
  • Muna Ali Abdalla
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32270-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32270-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32269-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 435
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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