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.
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.
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