COMPAS - Newsletter for Endogenous Development Book 017 A User's Guide on Ethnoveterinary Health Practices #17
An estimate in 1996 shows that the gap in demand and supply of veterinary healthcare products is Rs 7600 to10500 million. Veterinary care reaches to only 20% of livestock owners. Hence, there enormous scope to develop standardized herbal products for veterinary health care. The key issues ethnoveterinary is expected to resolve are: 1. Reduction in the cost of health care among the milch animals of dairy farmers, 2. Reduction in the antibiotic and hormone residues in the milk by using the safe, effective and standardized products based on time tested local traditions, 3. Provision of timely veterinary service to farmers in response to the primary health care needs of the livestock and 4. Contribution to the economy of the local producers.