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Title: Traditional veterinary healthcare practices in Shimoga district of Karnataka, India
Authors: Rajakumar, N
Shivanna, M B
Keywords: Medicinal plants;Ethnomedicine;Veterinary ailments;Shimoga;Karnataka
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00, A61D
Abstract: An ethno-medico-botanical field survey was conducted during 2007-08 to document the veterinary healthcare practices followed by local communities residing in Shimoga district of Karnataka, India. The information on plant species and their local name, plant parts used, preparation of drug, dosage and duration was obtained from the traditional herbal healers settled in 10 selected villages by the semi-structured interview technique. A total of 52 plant species of 48 genera and 38 families used for cure of 19 veterinary ailments were identified. Out of 52, there were 22 tree, 16 herb, 8 climber and 6 shrub species. The most utilized plant part for the preparation of drug was the leaf followed by bark, underground parts (root, rhizome and bulb), seed, fruit, and stem and in some cases, latex. Diseases and disorders of the study area include black quarter, broken horn, dysentery, fever, snake bite and scorpion sting, weakness and wound. The present study pointed out that the community people in Shimoga district have traditional knowledge to treat veterinary ailments. Some of the ethno-formulations have been documented for the first time in India.
Page(s): 283-287
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.11(2) [April 2012]

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