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Journal article

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.


International Journal of Agriculture and Biology (Pakistan)

ISSN : 1560-8530