Harvesting Knowledge, Pharming Opportunities

This international conference provided the opportunity for those involved in the field of enthnoveterinary medicine to come together to discuss current practice and research.

The use of natural products, of plant origin to treat animals has been part of traditional livestock production systems in most parts of the world. The introduction of synthetic veterinary medicines and intensification of livestock production has resulted in a decline in the knowledge base and a loss of traditional knowledge about the medicinal properties of plants and their potential in the treatment of animal diseases and the promotion of health. Because of concern over the excessive use of veterinary pharmaceuticals and a move towards more sustainable approaches to livestock production, there is growing interest in the identification and application of botanicals with veterinary medicinal properties.

Editors J R Scaife and P E Vercoe

BSAS (2008) 139/pp