Ethnoveterinary Research and Development

Ethnoveterinary Research and Development

by Constance M. McCorkle, Evelyn Mathias, Tjaart W. Schillhorn van Veen
     
 

Livestock raisers 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, unreliable, or inappropriate. This highly

Overview

Livestock raisers 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, unreliable, or inappropriate. This highly interdisciplinary and international volume provides a critico-analytic overview over the many facets and findings of ethnoveterinary research and development. From sociocultural, political-economic, and environmental as well as biomedical viewpoints, the book presents reviews and case studies of traditional veterinary knowledge and practice, along with historical perspectives, theoretical discussions and research methodologies. At a larger level,
the anthology exemplifies the many potential benefits, for people everywhere, of systematically studying and building upon such rich bodies of "ethnoscience" as that embodied in local/traditional veterinary medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853393266
Publisher:
Practical Action Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Indigenous Knowledge and Development Series
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 24.00(d)

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