Quels remèdes pour les principales pathologies du dromadaire chez les Touareg de la région de Tchin-Tabaraden (Niger)

By AG ARYA Moussa
Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey 
Faculté de Sciences, Département de Biologie
BP : 10662 Niamey-Niger.
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Source: Pharm. Méd. Trad. Afr.1998, Vol.10, pp. 114-127. Secrétariat Général du Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l’Enseignement Supérieur (CAMES), 01 B.P. 134, Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso. 

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To treat the diseases of their dromedaries, Touareg stockbreeders use traditional medicines that are available in their immediate surroundings. Their treatments vary from bloodletting to the use of medicinal plants and mineral products. About twenty main pathological conditions have been described for which about a hundred remedies are used. The collaboration between stockbreeders and breeding services – when the latter exist – is restricted in spite of the limited effectiveness of traditional medicines. The most-used treatment is bloodletting, either alone or combined with the application of animal products or plant medicines.

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