journal6 ›› 2013, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (1): 85-88.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1007-2985.2013.01.020

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The Awareness and Inherit of Knowledge of Epidemic Disease of Domesticated Animals and Poultry in Xiangxi Folks and Folks’ Prescription


  1. (1.College of Biological Resources and Environmental Science,Jishou 416000,Hunan China;2.College of Life and Environmental Sciences,Central University for Nationalities,Beijing 100081,China;3.Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences,Ministry of Environmental Protection,Nanjing 210042,China)
  • Online:2013-01-25 Published:2013-01-22

Abstract: The traditional knowledge and awareness of shared interests on animal epidemic disease prevention and control among local aboriginal in Xiangxi  were surveyed among farmers,livestock farmers,rural veterinarians and livestock traders through individual interviews,group discussions and questionaire from July to September in 2011.The results show that the indigenous people (aged 35~55) is the not only major carriers of traditional knowledge of livestock disease prevention and control,but also  the main executer in livestock industry;small-scale livestock farmers rely mainly on the local veterinary medicine for sick livestock during early treatment;although local indigenous people  possess very important  traditional knowledge of livestock disease prevention and control,they do not know how to protect or share the benefits of the traditional knowledge.Meanwhile,according to the properties and uses for the treatment and prevention,Local herbs are classified  into 15 categories,and  10 prescription commonly used by local indigenous for animal disease treatment are also listed.

Key words: local aboriginal, Xiangxi(western Hunan), epidemic disease, herb, traditional knowledge

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