Siddha to treat animals

Siddha medicines to treat animals

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Now, Siddha medicines to treat animals

The Tamil Nadu University for Veterinary and Animal Sciences has signed an agreement with the Central Council for Research in Siddha to develop traditional medicines to treat animals.

The university has also signed an agreement with the Genome Life Sciences, located in Kottivakkam, for research on livestock genome.

The memoranda were signed on Thursday by Vice Chancellor S. Thilagar.

University officials said though traditional medicines were largely prescribed and used in the State centuries ago, allopathic medicine had systematically replaced them.

For some time now, the university has been conducting research in ethnic medical practices based on the manuscripts in the Saraswathi Mahal Library in Thanjavur, an official said. The State allocated Rs. 13 crore to the university to set up an ethno-veterinary research centre. “In each village, there used to be traditional healers for animals. Such treatment was widely prevalent until allopathic medical system replaced it. Now, we are in the preliminary stages of using traditional medicine for treatment,” an official said.

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