Although many references cover ethnoveterinary medicine in some form or another, none give it the intense and scientific scrutiny found in this book. With chapters on biological assays, efficacy testing, and phytochemistry, the book presents hard scientific information in accessible and readable language. It features a multidisciplinary approach to examining the role of herbal medicines in companion and pet animals. Tthe text also discusses access benefit sharing, the Convention of Biodiversity, intellectual property, and the skills required to navigate the minefield of bioprospecting.
PROMEC Unit, Cape Town, South Africa Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa