An information kit on low-cost health care practices
Based on intensive field experiences with small-scale livestock producers in the
Philippines, this set of four manuals covers the essentials of keeping
healthy livestock in the tropics. The manuals cover ruminants (cattle, buffaloes, sheep
and goats), pigs and chickens. All the practices recommended are cheap and easily
available in local veterinary or farm supply stores.
Compiled by Nita Cueva-Abena, an experienced veterinarian, and
pretested with Filipino farmers, these manuals are written in simple, non-technical
language and are clearly illustrated with line drawings. They will be invaluable for field
practitioners and paraveterinarians throughout the tropics.
Booklet 1. Restraining animals and simple treatments
- Guidelines on restraining and examining animals, calculating
dosages, administering medicine, and emergency procedures.
Booklet 2. Basic husbandry practices and veterinary care
- Descriptions of major livestock types, breeding, care of young
animals, nutrition, deworming, vaccination and other basic husbandry techniques.
Booklet 3. Disease control and treatment
- Brief descriptions of 13 diseases and problems in ruminants, 14
in pigs, 6 in chickens, and 5 diseases that can be
transmitted from animals to humans. For each disease, the booklet gives
the causes, symptoms, several treatment alternatives, and prevention methods.
Booklet 4. Herbal medicine for animals
- Descriptions of 15 types of medicinal plants, what diseases they
are used to treat, and how to prepare and apply them.
Boxed set of four books. 191 pp. Published 1996 by the International
Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Silang, Cavite 4118, Philippines, tel.
+63-46-414 2417; fax +63-46-414 2420 or +63-2-522-2494; email firstname.lastname@example.org. ISBN 0-942717-63-5.
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