Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) is still often used as a first line of treatment for a variety of animal illnesses, but its use has decreased due to the extensive use of modern drugs in animal husbandry. This study’s objective was to increase the Tharu tribes’ awareness of and acceptance of particular Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) in order to reduce production costs while increasing overall livestock production. The investigation into how locals use plants as medicines took place in the Tharuhat neighbourhood of the West Champaran region. Traditional healers and livestock owners of the Tharu Tribes were interviewed using participant observation, open-ended discussions, and semi-structured questionnaires. Farmers in the study area (the Tharuhat area) who were knowledgeable about the use of indigenous practises in various facets of livestock rearing, such as breeding, feeding, and health care, gathered and identified plants used as ethnoveterinary treatments. It is essential to preserve ethnoveterinary knowledge pertaining to traditional knowledge for the benefit of future generations and to identify potential species for conservation prioritisation through sustainable management of animal health care. An inventory of ethnoveterinary medicinal plants was created as a result of the current study, and this inventory could prove to be a more valuable informational database for future scientific validation studies for the benefit of animal health.

Author(s) Details:

M. K. Mukherjee,
Department of Veterinary & A.H. Extension Education, Bihar Veterinary College, Patna-14, India.

Pankaj Kumar,
Department of Veterinary & A.H. Extension Education, Bihar Veterinary College, Patna-14, India.

Rakhi Bharti,
Department of Veterinary & A.H. Extension Education, Bihar Veterinary College, Patna-14, India.

S. K. Rajak,
Department of Veterinary & A.H. Extension Education, Bihar Veterinary College, Patna-14, India.

Aditya Kumar,
Department of Veterinary & A.H. Extension Education, Bihar Veterinary College, Patna-14, India.

Please see the link here: https://stm.bookpi.org/COSTR-V3/article/view/8165

Keywords: ITKs, awareness, adoption, Tharu tribes, Bihar, production cost

 

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