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The role of medicinal plants in traditionally managed cattle in Odeda local government area, Ogun state, Nigeria

Fasae, O.A.; Olawale, E.O and Showale, A.G. (2015) The role of medicinal plants in traditionally managed cattle in Odeda local government area, Ogun state, Nigeria. In: Rahmann, Gerold; Olabiyi, Timothy Ipoola and Olowe, Victor Idowu (Eds.) Achieving Social and Economic Development Through Ecological and Organic Agricultural Alternatives, Proceedings of the Scientific Track, 3rd African Organic Conference, 5 - 9 October 2015, Lagos, Nigeria, pp. 175-180.

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This study investigates into the role of indigenous medicinal plants used in traditionally managed cattle in five locations of Odeda local government area, Ogun state, humid zone of Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was used to collect personal data of cattle rearers, plant specimens and pertinent information on plant use. Results showed that cattle rearers were majorly men from the Fulani tribe with no formal education. A total of twenty (20) plants were identified and evaluated for the treatment of cattle parasites and diseases, with various parts namely leaves, stems, bark, seeds, fruits and twigs been used, the leaves been widely utilized. However, the mode of preparation and application of these plants parts require different methods. These traditional remedies are more preferred because they are locally available, cheaper, safer and effective compared to the orthodox veterinary medicines. Some of these plants provide multipurpose remedies, preventing or curing several kinds of ailments. It was therefore concluded that the study areas are a rich source of medicinal plants for disease management in the traditional cattle production system. However, there is need to scientifically ascertain the authenticity of the claimed use of these plants.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
Subjects: Farming Systems
Animal husbandry
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2015: 3rd African Organic Conference
Deposited By: FASAE, DR OLADAPO A.
ID Code:28443
Deposited On:09 Feb 2017 10:22
Last Modified:09 Feb 2017 10:35
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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