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Prev Vet Med. 1998 Jun; 35(3): 149-63.

Ethnoveterinary medicines used for ruminants in Trinidad and Tobago.

Lans C, Brown G.

School of Veterinary Medicine, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

Ethnoveterinary research was conducted in Trinidad and Tobago in 1995, in order to document existing ethnoveterinary practices. This paper describes 20 medicinal plants used to treat ruminants. The main plants used were Azadirachta indica and Curcuma longa. Medicinal plants were used predominantly for endoparasites, internal and external injuries and pregnancy-related conditions. A 4-stage process was used to conduct the research and document the ethnoveterinary practices. This documentation could provide a foundation for the further scientific study and verification of those practices which merit such study.


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