From sociocultural, political-ecomic, and environmental as well as biomedical viewpoints, the book presents reviews and case studies of traditional veterinary kwledge and practice, along with historical perspectives, theoretical discussions and research methodologies. The 23 chapters span 10 major species of animal domesticates raised by more than 80 ethnic groups in nearly 40 nations of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, covering nearly 100 diseases and more than 300 medicinal plants and other traditional materia medica. Provides researchers, development professionals, and policymakers working in agricultural and rural development with insights,ideas and approaches to the subject. Published in the Indigeus Kwledge and Development series.
Constance McCorkle is currently Senior Research Scientist and President of CMC Consultants. Evelyn Mathias holds a Dr med vet degree (the German equivalent of a PhD) from the University of Giessen, and an MS in international development studies from Iowa State University. She has conducted research and published widely on traditional veterinary medicine.
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IT Studies in Indigenous Knowledge and Development
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Constance M. McCorkle, Evelyn Mathias, Veen Van Schillhorn, W Tjaart