Veterinary Herbal Medicine
By Susan G. Wynn, DVM and Barbara Fougere, BVSc, BVMS (Hons)
Approx. 848 pages Approx. 200 illustrations (50 in full color)
Trim size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
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.
Table Of Contents1. Why Use Herbs?
I. Historical Relationship between Plants and Animals
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
A. Client Handouts
a. How to Administer Herbs
b. How to Report Adverse Events
B. Training in Herbal Medicine
D. Websites and Other Texts
By Susan G. Wynn, DVM, Wynn Clinic for Therapeutic Alternatives, Marietta, GA; and Barbara Fougere, BVSc, BVMS (Hons), Acupuncture and Natural Therapies, Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia