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National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad  established in 1984, is the largest research centre of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). NARC, with a total land area of approximately 1400 acres, is located near Rawal Lake, six kilometers south-east of Islamabad. Physical facilities in term of experimental fields, laboratories, green houses, gene bank, library/ documentation, auditorium, machinery & lab equipment repair workshops, stores, hostels, cafeteria, audio visual studios, are also available at NARC.

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Documentation of ethnoveterinary practices used for treatment of different ailments in a selected hilly area of Pakistan  [2010]

Sindhu, Z. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Parasitology); Iqbal, Z. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Parasitology); Khan, M.N. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Parasitology); Jonsson, N.N. (University of Glasgow (UK). Scottish Centre for Production Animal Health and Food Safety); et al.

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In the present study, the in vogue ethnoveterinary practices in the Mansehra District of Pakistan were documented. Results revealed that 35 plant species representing 25 families were used in the area to treat the ailing animals. Most frequently used plants were from the families Apiaceae, Brassicaceae, Compositae, Pinaceae, Poaceae and Verbenaceae families. Other commonly used ingredients of ethnoveterinary prescriptions were; used engine oil, butter, mineral salt, lasi, kafor, yogurt, milk and buffalo's urine. The most frequent ethnoveterinary practices were recorded for the treatment of gastrointestinal helminthiasis, tick and lice infestation, myiasis, mange and pneumonia.

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International Journal of Agriculture and Biology (Pakistan)

ISSN : 1560-8530