• Centre for Ethno-Veterinary Science and Practice

  • Centre Head

    Dr. M N B Nair

  • News and Events

    • International webinar on: Natural livestock farming (NLF): an approach to reduce use of antimicrobials and towards sustainable diary production
      Date: Tuesday December 15th 2020
      Duration: 120 min.
      Timing: Netherlands 10.30-12.30, Ethiopia/Uganda 12.30 to 2.30 PM, India: 3-5 PM
  • About the Centre

    • During Operation Flood –I, II and III of India, cross-breeding with foreign exotic strains was introduced, mainly to enhance production of milk.
    • High disease incidence in cross-breed animals and indiscriminate use of antimicrobials in dairy animals led to high antimicrobial residue in the animal products and antimicrobials resistance
    • There is an emerging trend in favour of herbal alternative due to the issues related to the antimicrobial drug resistance and drug residues in foods (milk/meat/eggs) of animal origin.
    • Ethno-veterinary practices (EVP) and Veterinary Ayurveda are cost effective and environmentally sound practices for sustainable livestock production.
    • Almost a decade long work on the use of various fresh herbal recipes under field conditions proved to be successful clinically for a variety of ailments
    • This effort will help in the long run, to be more readily integrated with current medical knowledge in addressing local, regional and global healthcare issues of livestock and also can help produce drug- residue free milk, meat and eggs for the food basket.
    • Qualified Veterinary Physicians around the world require orientation on the preparation and application of EVP.
  • Mission/Objective of the Centre

    • Document Ethno-veterinary practices (EVP), rapidly assesse for their safety and efficacy, and validate them.
    • Mainstream and integrate Ethno-veterinary Practices (EVP)/ Mrugayurveda practices with current medical knowledge through training of trainers, for addressing local, regional and global healthcare issues of livestock for sustainable production.
    • Ensure production of drug- residue free milk, meat and eggs for the food basket.

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