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Title: Animal healthcare practices by livestock owners at Pushkar animal fair, Rajasthan
Authors: Galav, Praveen
Jain, Anita
Katewa, S S
Nag, Ambika
Keywords: Pushkar animal fair
Traditional knowledge
Ethnoveterinary practices
Medicinal plants
Rajasthan
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/04, A61P1/10, A61P1/16, A61P13/00, A61P13/02, A61P19/00, A61P21/00, A61P25/00, A61P29/00, A61P39/02
Abstract: Pushkar animal fair is organized every year near Ajmer, Rajasthan in the month of Kartik (October or November), beginning on 8th day of lunar calendar and continues till full moon. The fair attracts people not only from India but also from all over the world as a tourist destination. This is one of the largest animal fair, where livestock owners of Rajasthan bring their animals to sell and also purchase animals. During the festival, interviews with knowledgeable livestock owners were conducted to document the use of herbs for the treatment of ailments of animals. The study revealed 43 plant species of ethnoveterinary medicinal uses which are used to treat 30 diseases of animals.
Page(s): 660-663
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.09(4) [October 2010]

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