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Alternative Health
Practices for Livestock

by Thomas F. Morris

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.

Features:

  • 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.

Contents

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

Index

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Alternative Health Practices for Livestock
by Thomas F. Morris
2006 211 pages $103.95 + shipping
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