Assessment of Ethno Veterinary Practices in the Treatment of Major Diseases of Large Ruminants in Damboya woreda, Kembata Tembaro Zone of Southern Ethiopia

Berhanu Suloro


There are many medicinal plants scattered all over Ethiopia, and a sizable members of them have been used for animal diseases. Rationalizing and validating the use of each medicinal plant requires through research medicinal plants in veterinary health care. A crossectional study was conducted to examine the traditional veterinary medicinal plants used for large ruminant disease treatment in Damboya woreda, Kembata Tembaro zone of Southern Ethiopia. Multistage sampling technique was used to select the study groups (respondents). Hierarchically selection was made from zone to districts and peasant associations. Bracken fern, Veratumspp, Cordia africana, Yenisrqizen, and Yechereqaqizen are some of the medicinal plant species used in the treatment of common livestock diseases in the study area. The findings of this research might benefit the communities in opening their ways to diversified adoption of traditional veterinary medicinal practices used in large ruminants’ health caring and also help the economic developments of the farming community, hopped to provide possible way of solving problems encountered in the adoption and utilization of ethno veterinary medicinal practices in the study area.

Keywords: Disease, Damboya woreda, Ethno veterinary, Large Ruminants, Southern Ethiopia.

DOI: 10.7176/JBAH/9-13-03

Publication date:July 31st 2019

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