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Veterinary Herbal Medicine - Susan Wynn

Veterinary Herbal Medicine

Hardcover

Published: 29th November 2006
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This full-color text and practical clinical reference provides comprehensive information on herbal remedies for both large and small animal species. Key coverage includes clinical uses of medicinal plants, specific information on how to formulate herbal remedies, a systems-based review of plant-based medicine, and in-depth information on the different animal species - dog, cat, avian and exotic, equine, food animal, and poultry. Other topics include evidence-based medicine and plant medicine research; toxicology, drug interactions, and banned substances; regulations and quality control; and nutritional uses of herbs and other plants. Offers extensive information for more than 120 herbs.

More than 120 herbal monographs provide quick access to information on the historical use of the herb in humans and animals, supporting studies, and dosing information. Includes special dosing, pharmacokinetics, and regulatory considerations when using herbs for horses and farm animals. Expanded pharmacology and toxicology chapters provide thorough information on the chemical basis of herbal medicine. Explores the evolutionary relationship between plants and mammals, which is the basis for understanding the unique physiologic effects of herbs. Includes a body systems review of herbal remedies for common disease conditions in both large and small animals. Discusses special considerations for the scientific research of herbs, including complex and individualized interventions that may require special design and nontraditional outcome goals.

Introduction: Why Use Herbs?p. 1
Historical Relationship Between Plants and Animalsp. 5
Zoopharmacognosyp. 7
Ethnoveterinary Medicine: Potential Solutions for Large-Scale Problemsp. 17
The Roots of Veterinary Botanical Medicinep. 33
Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine: The Cooking Pot Analogyp. 51
Ayurvedic Veterinary Medicine: Principles and Practicesp. 59
Herbal Medicine Controversiesp. 85
Evaluating, Designing, and Accessing Herbal Medicine Researchp. 87
Regulation and Quality Controlp. 99
A Skeptical View of Herbal Medicinep. 121
The Plantsp. 137
Medical Botanyp. 139
Plant Chemistry in Veterinary Medicine: Medicinal Constituents and Their Mechanisms of Actionp. 159
Herbal Medicine: Potential for Intoxication and Interactions With Conventional Drugsp. 183
Herbal Energetics: A Key to Efficacy in Herbal Medicinep. 209
Herb Manufacture, Pharmacy, and Dosingp. 221
Designing the Medicinal Herb Gardenp. 237
Commercial Production of Organic Herbs for Veterinary Medicinep. 249
Conserving Medicinal Plant Biodiversityp. 257
Safe Substitutes for Endangered Herbs: Plant Conservation and Loss of Our Medicinesp. 265
Veterinary Clinical Uses of Medicinal Plantsp. 273
Approaches in Veterinary Herbal Medicine Prescribingp. 275
Veterinary Herbal Medicine: A Systems-Based Approachp. 291
Herbal Medicine in Equine Practicep. 411
Phytotherapy for Dairy Cowsp. 441
Clinical Practice: Getting Startedp. 453
Materia Medicap. 459
Appendices
Weights and Measures Conversionsp. 673
Suppliersp. 675
Training in Herbal Medicinep. 679
Herbal Terminologyp. 681
Client Handout: Hints on Administering Herbs to Animalsp. 683
Indexp. 685
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ISBN: 9780323029988
ISBN-10: 0323029981
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 736
Published: 29th November 2006
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.3 x 22.4  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 2.02