Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 50 issue 1 (february 2016) : 137-139

Indigenous ethnoveterinary medicinal practices for management of mastitis in dairy cattle

P. Mooventhan*, A. Manimaran1, R. Senthil Kumar, A. Sakthivel Selvan2, M. Arul Prakash3
1<p>Dairy Extension Division,&nbsp;ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal -132 001, India.</p>
Cite article:- Mooventhan* P., Manimaran1 A., Kumar Senthil R., Selvan2 Sakthivel A., Prakash3 Arul M. (2016). Indigenous ethnoveterinary medicinal practices for managementof mastitis in dairy cattle . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 50(1): 137-139. doi: 10.18805/ijar.8568.

The role of ethno-veterinary medicine in livestock and human health is well known fact due to its widespread practice across the globe, including India. WHO stated that, 80% of people in developing countries depend on ethno-veterinary practices due to its inexpensive, easy accessibility and its preparations. Further, 50% of all modern drugs originally came from plants directly or its structural modification suggests for its potency and safety. Although, India has well practiced traditional knowledge, it could not capitalize the global market like USA, EU and China. Lack of well documentation of traditional “hidden” practices is one of the major limitations for its less exploitation. Therefore, an explorative study was conducted in participatory mode to explore and document the traditional practices for clinical mastitis management of dairy animals in the district of Bangalore urban, Karnataka. Since, the mastitis is most common and costly diseases of dairy animals in India and frequent reason for veterinary drug residue problem; in the present study, we have documented the indigenous practices and its procedure for the management of clinical mastitis in dairy animals. 

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