Alternative Health Practices for Livestock provides information that will advance a form of livestock production that meets the long-term and short-term goals of human food production, minimizing degradation of natural resources.
- A much needed information source on alternative health for large animals.
- Contributions from veterinarians, farmers, extension educators and university professors.
- Discusses the necessity for more validated scientific assessments of alternative and herbal therapies in livestock production.
- Includes chapters on ways to promote alternative methods of health care for livestock, including steps to obtain research funding.
Science of Alternative Methods
- Evaluation of a Homeopathic Therapy for Subclinical Mastitis in Lactating Holstein Cows
- Potential Role of Amazonian Medicinal Plants for Health Maintenance in Livestock
- Botanicals for Pigs
- Evaluation of Homeopathic Nosodes for Mastitis and Calf Scours: Lessons from the Vermont Nosode Project
- Livestock Self-Medication
- Alternative Methods of Controlling Parasites in Small Ruminants
- Overview of Research Methods on Medicinal Plants for Livestock: Endo-and-Ecto-Parasites
Historical Review of Alternative Methods
- Forage Quality and Livestock Health: A Nutritionist's View
- Livestock Treatments Links from the Past to Holistic Alternatives of the Present
- Herbs and Alternatives in Equine Practice
Concerns about Conventional Therapies
- The Ecology of Antimicrobial Resistance and Use of Alternatives to Antimicrobials in Food Animal Production in the United States
- Use of rbST and Implications for Cow Health in the Dairy Industry
Ideas to Promote Alternative Methods
- Funding for Testing Alternative Livestock Methods: Developing and Performing Grants to Help Fund Sustainable Livestock Production