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Smallholder Farmers’ and the Treatment of Livestock Diseases Using Ethno-Veterinary Medicine (Evm): A Commentary

Version 1 : Received: 7 March 2020 / Approved: 9 March 2020 / Online: 9 March 2020 (10:03:51 CET)

How to cite: Nwafor, C.; Nwafor, I. Smallholder Farmers’ and the Treatment of Livestock Diseases Using Ethno-Veterinary Medicine (Evm): A Commentary. Preprints 2020, 2020030151 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202003.0151.v1). Nwafor, C.; Nwafor, I. Smallholder Farmers’ and the Treatment of Livestock Diseases Using Ethno-Veterinary Medicine (Evm): A Commentary. Preprints 2020, 2020030151 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202003.0151.v1).

Abstract

Often touted as an ancient and sustainable practice among indigenous livestock farmers in developing countries, the use of ethno-veterinary medicine is examined within the context of its efficacy. While there are undoubtedly positive implications for adopting knowledge and practice that align with nature, there is both prevalence and ambivalence to the adoption of indigenous plant knowledge and resources for the treatment of livestock infections and diseases. This situation is due to the lack of validation and standardization of the practice in low-income countries, requiring scholarly efforts in developing this indigenous knowledge system.

Subject Areas

efficacy; ethno-veterinary; livestock; medicine; smallholder farmer

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