Veterinary Herbal Medicine
Veterinary Herbal Medicine,
Edition 1
By Susan G. Wynn, DVM and Barbara Fougere, BVSc, BVMS(Hons)

Publication Date: 06 Dec 2006

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Description
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.

Key Features

  • 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.

About the author
By Susan G. Wynn, DVM, Wynn Clinic for Therapeutic Alternatives, Marietta, GA; and Barbara Fougere, BVSc, BVMS(Hons), Acupuncture and Natural Therapies, Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia
Table of Contents
1. Why Use Herbs?

I. Historical Relationship between Plants and Animals

2. Zoopharmacognosy

3. Ethnoveterinary Medicine: Potential Solutions for Large-Scale Problems

4. The Roots of Veterinary Botanical Medicine

5. Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine: The Cooking Pot Analogy

6. Ayurvedic Veterinary Medicine: Principles and Practices

II. Herbal Medicine Controversies

7. Evaluating, Designing and Accessing Herbal Medicine Research

8. Regulation and Quality Control

9. A Skeptical View of Herbal
Medicine
III. The Plants

10. Medical Botany

11. Plant Chemistry in Veterinary Medicine: Medicinal Constituents and their Mechanisms of Action

12. Herbal Medicine: Potential for Intoxication and Interactions with Conventional Drugs

13. Herbal Energetics: The Key to Efficacy in Herbal Medicine

14. Herb Manufacture, Pharmacy and Dosing

15. Herbal Materia Medica

16. Designing the Medicinal Herb Garden

17. Commercial Organic Herb Production for Veterinary Medicine

18. Conserving Medicinal Plant Biodiversity

19. Safe Substitutes for Endangered Herbs: Plant Conservation and Loss of our Medicines

IV. Veterinary Clinical Uses of Medicinal Plants

20. Approaches in Veterinary Herbal Medicine Prescribing

21. Herbs for Hematologic and Immunologic Disorders

22. Herbal Medicine in Equine Practice

23. Phytotherapy for Dairy Cows

24. Organic Management of Food Producing Livestock

25. Clinical Practice

V. Resources

A. Client Handouts

a. How to Administer Herbs

b. How to Report Adverse Events

B. Training in Herbal Medicine

C. Suppliers

D. Websites and Other Texts
Book details
ISBN: 9780323029988
Page Count: 714
Retail Price: £81.99
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