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Uses of ethno-veterinary medicinal plants in orthopedic treatment of domestic animals in the southern Aravali region, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Bhupal Noble′s University Udaipur 313001, India
  • 2Department of Physics, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi 221005, India
  • 3Department of Botany, Bhupal Noble′s University Udaipur 313001, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 8, Issue (10), Pages 9-14, October,10 (2019)

Abstract

The present study gives brief information about ethno-veterinary medicinal plants uses for the treatment of bone fracturing, wound healing and maggots in domestic animals by the local tribal peoples of southern Aravali region in Rajasthan, India. The major economic units of this region are contour farming, animal husbandry, forest products and manual labor. Since animal husbandry is the main economic unit for tribal peoples of southern Aravalizone; it is important to study on current animal health care system in the region. The life line of tribal peoples of this region is pastoral farming. The domestic livestock species they care for livelihood are Cows, Oxen, Goats, Sheep and Poultry. Besides the tremendous progress happened in the modern animal health care in the rest of the Rajasthan, this region is still far from the reach of modern health facility. The tribals and other local communities of this region still depended upon ethnic treatment from the local medicinal plants. Based upon field work, surveys, and interviews with healers, feedback received from local communities and herbarium analysis, we have reported 27 medicinal plants that have been using for the orthopedic treatment of domestic animals. The Physiography of southern Aravali has undulating and rocky topography with high and low hills which are full of brambles and white concrete pebbles; this may be one of the reasons for bone fracturing and injury of hooves in animals. Also, for the plow and bullock carriage, they use nose rope and mouth halter to the animals that causes wound and resulting in maggot′s infection.

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