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Physiological Section

Islam, Md. Torikul [1], Mollik, Md. Ariful Haque [2].

Clinical evidence for the effectiveness of traditional Bangladeshi medicine treatment for different types of livestock diseases: From bench to bedside.

Livestock are primarily owned by small-scale farmers in the Bangladesh. The farmers treat livestock diseases through traditional methods, which involve the use of plants. The plants used by the traditional medicinal practitioners for livestock treatment can vary considerably from region to region. The observations were conducted amongst the traditional medicinal practitioners to learn more about the plants used to treat livestock diseases. The observations were conducted during September 2010 to August 2012 using semi-structured, open-ended questionnaires, informal interviews plus group discussions with traditional medicinal practitioners and persons having thorough knowledge about plants and plant based remedies. Questions regarding the local name of plants, growth form, and method of collection, storage, conservation needs plus efforts, plant part(s) used, method of crude drug preparation, made of administration, doses, duration of treatment were included in the questionnaire. All plant samples were identified at the Bangladesh National Herbarium. The names of 59 plants were collected. The plants or combination of plants are used to treat livestock diseases like anthrax, hematuria, leg-edema, surra, malaria, skin diseases & conditions, tetanus, constipation & retention of urine, ectoparasites, whitish discharge (bulls), red cataract, white cataract, foot & mouth disease, bacillary dysentery, diarrhea, pneumonia, fractures, mastitis, influenza, miscarriage, oozing of water or pus from eyes, bronchitis, flatulence, retention of the placenta, dyspepsia, tympanites, helminthiasis, loss of libido (bulls), and intense of labor pain. Modern medicines does not have a cure for livestock diseases, the plants are potentially interesting for discovery of novel compounds, which can be effective in controlling or curing livestock diseases. There is an urgent need to formulate suitable conservation strategies for wildly growing plants to overcome their depletion from natural resources.

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1 - Practical Academy on Wise Education and Research Foundation, Biological Sciences, 95 New Eskaton Road, Dhaka, 1000, Bangladesh
2 - Prescience Trust Funds, Research and Development, 369 Washington Avenue, Phoenixville, PA, 19460, USA


Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Grand Salon A - D/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 5:45 PM
Number: PPS006
Abstract ID:955
Candidate for Awards:Physiological Section Best poster presentation,Physiological Section Physiological Section Li-COR Prize

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