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This full-color reference offers practical, evidence-based guidance on using more than 120 medicinal plants, including how to formulate herbal remedies to treat common disease conditions. A body-systems based review explores herbal medicine in context, offering information on toxicology, drug interactions, quality control, and other key topics.
  • More than 120 herbal monographs provide quick access to ...
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Veterinary Herbal Medicine

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Overview

This full-color reference offers practical, evidence-based guidance on using more than 120 medicinal plants, including how to formulate herbal remedies to treat common disease conditions. A body-systems based review explores herbal medicine in context, offering information on toxicology, drug interactions, quality control, and other key topics.
  • More than 120 herbal monographs provide quick access to information on the historical use of the herb in humans and animals, supporting studies, and dosing information.
  • Includes special dosing, pharmacokinetics, and regulatory considerations when using herbs for horses and farm animals.
  • Expanded pharmacology and toxicology chapters provide thorough information on the chemical basis of herbal medicine.
  • Explores the evolutionary relationship between plants and mammals, which is the basis for understanding the unique physiologic effects of herbs.
  • Includes a body systems review of herbal remedies for common disease conditions in both large and small animals.
  • Discusses special considerations for the scientific research of herbs, including complex and individualized interventions that may require special design and nontraditional outcome goals.

This full-color text and practical clinical reference provides comprehensive information on herbal remedies for both large and small animal species. Key coverage includes clinical uses of medicinal plants, specific information on how to formulate herbal remedies, a systems-based review of plant-based medicine, and in-depth information on the different animal species - dog, cat, avian and exotic, equine, food animal, and poultry. Other topics include evidence-based medicine and plant medicine research, toxicology, drug interactions, and banned substances, regulations and quality control, and nutritional uses of herbs and other plants. Offers extensive information for more than 120 herbs.

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Reviewer: Karen L Campbell, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book provides veterinarians with the information needed to respond to clients' questions or concerns regarding the medical use of herbs.
Purpose: The authors' goals are to contribute to the re-emergence of the art of veterinary herbal medicine. As they note, "people want herbal medicine." Because of this, it is worthwhile for veterinarians to be familiar with the concepts, rationale, and controversies surrounding the use of herbs in animals.
Audience: This book is written for practitioners, but it could also be useful for students. It includes information which is generally applicable for all species on the use of herbs, with one chapter dedicated to the use of herbs in horses and another for use in dairy cattle.
Features: After an introduction to the use of herbs in animals, five chapters provide historical information on the relationship between plants and animals and the medical use of herbs in various cultures. The second section of the book includes three chapters on controversies surrounding the use of herbal medicine. The third and longest section of the book includes nine chapters focused on plants and the industries associated with herbal medicine. Of particular interest are the chapters on the interactions between herbs and drugs and the need to be concerned with plant conservation. The fourth section includes a systems-based approach to herbal medicine and chapters on the use of herbs in horses and dairy cows. Appendixes include a list of providers, herbal terminology, and other useful information and tips on the administration of herbs to animals. It is somewhat surprising to see individual chapters devoted to the use of herbs in horses and in dairy cows, but no chapters on the use of herbs in dogs, cats, birds, or other small animals.
Assessment: The primary competition for this book would be other books by the senior author, including Emerging Therapies: Using Herbs and Nutraceutical Supplements for Small Animals (AAHA Press, 1999) and Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine: Science and Tradition (Mosby, 2002). These are softcover books which are less expensive, but are also less complete.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323070379
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/6/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 736
  • File size: 18 MB
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Table of Contents

1. Why Use Herbs?

I. Historical Relationship between Plants and Animals

2. Zoopharmacognosy

3. Ethnoveterinary Medicine: Potential Solutions for Large-Scale Problems

4. The Roots of Veterinary Botanical Medicine

5. Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine: The Cooking Pot Analogy

6. Ayurvedic Veterinary Medicine: Principles and Practices

II. Herbal Medicine Controversies

7. Evaluating, Designing and Accessing Herbal Medicine Research

8. Regulation and Quality Control

9. A Skeptical View of Herbal
Medicine
III. The Plants

10. Medical Botany

11. Plant Chemistry in Veterinary Medicine: Medicinal Constituents and their Mechanisms of Action

12. Herbal Medicine: Potential for Intoxication and Interactions with Conventional Drugs

13. Herbal Energetics: The Key to Efficacy in Herbal Medicine

14. Herb Manufacture, Pharmacy and Dosing

15. Herbal Materia Medica

16. Designing the Medicinal Herb Garden

17. Commercial Organic Herb Production for Veterinary Medicine

18. Conserving Medicinal Plant Biodiversity

19. Safe Substitutes for Endangered Herbs: Plant Conservation and Loss of our Medicines

IV. Veterinary Clinical Uses of Medicinal Plants

20. Approaches in Veterinary Herbal Medicine Prescribing

21. Herbs for Hematologic and Immunologic Disorders

22. Herbal Medicine in Equine Practice

23. Phytotherapy for Dairy Cows

24. Organic Management of Food Producing Livestock

25. Clinical Practice

V. Resources

A. Client Handouts

a. How to Administer Herbs

b. How to Report Adverse Events

B. Training in Herbal Medicine

C. Suppliers

D. Websites and Other Texts
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