Ethnoveterinary practice: An alternative treatment approach in contemporary India
Subhasree Pradhan and Suryakanta Mishra
The origin and evolution of ethnoveterinary practice in India has been reported since time immemorial. Since then, the knowledge, belief, skills and practices pertaining to diagnosis, treatment and management of animal and human diseases are imprinted and carried to future generations. In the light of evolution, the practice has come to limelight as an alternative low cost solution to conventional western medicine and readily practiced by ordinary farmers. Furthermore, it can be a major alternative to antibiotics use for the purpose of promoting growth and production performance of animals as well as for prophylaxis and treatment of common animal ailments. Therefore, it could be of great help in reduction of emergence of multidrug-resistant superbugs. This review was purposed to discuss the effectiveness of ethnoveterinary practice as an alternative treatment to western medicine and contemporary relevance of these practices in present arena.
How to cite this article:
Subhasree Pradhan, Suryakanta Mishra. Ethnoveterinary practice: An alternative treatment approach in contemporary India. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(9):362-365.