Veterinary Herbal Medicine

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jan 1, 2007 - Medical - 714 pages
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This full-color reference offers practical, evidence-based guidance on using more than 120 medicinal plants, including how to formulate herbal remedies to treat common disease conditions. A body-systems based review explores herbal medicine in context, offering information on toxicology, drug interactions, quality control, and other key topics. 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.
 

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Contents

ZOOPHARMACOGNOSY
7
ETHNOVETERINARY MEDICINE POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS FOR LARGESCALE PROBLEMS
17
THE ROOTS OF VETERINARY BOTANICAL MEDICINE
33
OVERVIEW OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
51
AYURVEDIC VETERINARY MEDICINE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES
59
HERBAL MEDICINE CONTROVERSIES
85
EVALUATING DESIGNING AND ACCESSING HERBAL MEDICINE RESEARCH
87
REGULATION AND QUALITY CONTROL
99
CONSERVING MEDICINAL PLANT BIODIVERSITY
257
SAFE SUBSTITUTES FOR ENDANGERED HERBS PLANT CONSERVATION AND LOSS OF OUR MEDICINES
265
VETERINARY CLINICAL USES OF MEDICINAL PLANTS
273
APPROACHES IN VETERINARY HERBAL MEDICINE PRESCRIBING
275
VETERINARY HERBAL MEDICINE A SYSTEMBASED APPROACH
291
HERBAL MEDICINE IN EQUINE PRACTICE
411
PHYTOTHERAPY FOR DAIRY COWS
441
CLINICAL PRACTICE GETTING STARTED
453

A SKEPTICAL VIEW OF HERBAL MEDICINE
121
THE PLANTS
137
MEDICAL BOTANY
139
PLANT CHEMISTRY IN VETERINARY MEDICINE MEDICINAL CONSTITUENTS AND THEIR MECHANISM OF ACTION
159
HERBAL MEDICINE POTENTIAL FOR INTOXICATION AND INTERACTION WITH CONVENTIONAL DRUGS
183
HERBAL ENERGETICS A KEY TO EFFICACY IN HERBAL MEDICINE
209
HERB MANUFACTURE PHARMACY AND DOSING
221
DESIGNING THE MEDICINAL HERB GARDEN
237
COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION OF ORGANIC HERBS FOR VETERINARY MEDICINE
249
MATERIA MEDICA
459
APPENDICES
673
SUPPLIERS
675
TRAINING IN HERBAL MEDICINE
679
HERBAL TERMINOLOGY
681
CLIENT HANDOUT HINTS ON ADMINISTERING HERBS TO ANIMALS
683
INDEX
685
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