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Current Nutrition & Food Science


ISSN (Print): 1573-4013
ISSN (Online): 2212-3881

Plants Used in Rearing Locally-grown Organic Small-scale Poultry and Rabbits in British Columbia, Canada

Author(s): Cheryl Lans, Jan Bevan and Nancy Turner

Volume 8, Issue 3, 2012

Page: [220 - 234] Pages: 15

DOI: 10.2174/157340112802651149

Price: $65


Organic farmers raise poultry and rabbits in British Columbia using ethnoveterinary remedies and natural feedstuffs. These ethnoveterinary practices were documented from interviews and a participatory workshop. This paper includes the plants used for respiratory conditions, nutrition and dental care of rabbits. Some of the plants have been used in animal and human health for centuries such as Echinacea spp., Chenopodium spp., Artemisia spp., and Nicotiana spp. Many of the plants used are also grown in the tropics and could be used there. Ethnoveterinary medicinal use can contribute to on-farm plant biodiversity.

Keywords: Animal welfare, biodiversity, british columbia, ethnoveterinary medicine, dental care, organic livestock practices, dental care, poultry, rabbits.

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