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dc.contributor.authorSouto, Wedson Medeiros Silva-
dc.contributor.authorBarboza, Raynner Rilke Duarte-
dc.contributor.authorMourão, José da Silva-
dc.contributor.authorAlves, Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega-
dc.identifier.issn0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)-
dc.description.abstractThe present paper analyzes animal-based remedies used in ethnoveterinary medicine in a semi-arid area of Paraíba State (Caatinga biome) in NE Brazil. Information was obtained through semi-structured questionnaires applied to 32 local residents (24 men and 8 women) concerning animal species used as remedies, the body parts used, and the illnesses for which these remedies were prescribed. It is recorded the use of 13 animal species (of which 7 were non-domestic) recommended for treating 18 illnesses. Ram (Ovis aries Linnaeus, 1758), rattlesnakes (Crotalus durissus Linnaeus, 1758), and “teju” lizards (Tupinambis merianae (Duméril & Bibron, 1839)) were important medicinal resources for the community studied. The examination of folk knowledge and animal health practices gives us a better understanding of human interactions with their local environment and aids in formulating appropriate strategies for natural resource conservation.en_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInt. Cl.8: A61D, A61K, A61K 36/00, A23Ben_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceIJTK Vol.11(2) [April 2012]en_US
dc.subjectEthnoveterinary Medicineen_US
dc.subjectTraditional Medicineen_US
dc.subjectCaatinga biomeen_US
dc.titleTraditional knowledge of sertanejos about Zootherapeutic practices used in ethnoveterinary medicine of NE Brazilen_US
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