Aim: An effort was made to collect and document the local heath traditions for the treatment of livestock diseases practiced by the indigenous communities of Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Materials and methods: Sitapur district is situated in the upper Gangetic plain of Uttar Pradesh and covering an area of 5743sq. km. and is divided into six tehsils namely Sitapur, Biswan, Mishrikh, Laharpur, Mahmoodabad and Sidhauli. Agriculture and animal husbandry are the main occupations of more than eighty percent of the population. In this study, minimum five villages from each of two Tehsils, namely Mishrikh and Sidhauli of Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh, India, are randomly selected for the survey program.

Result: Documentation process was done in group consisting of folk healers/veterinarian, village headman, village sarpanch, village panchayat members, livestock holders, livestock supervisors, paravet, botanist, and the documenter.

Conclusion: The results from the study showed that the rural farmers and traditional herbal healers of villages in Sitapur district have been using a number of ethno-veterinary medicinal plants for the health care of livestock.

Clinical Significance: In the studied area of Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh, India, a total of 29 plant species belonging to 25 families were found to be used traditionally by the rural livestock keepers for the treatment of 20 diseases.

Keywords: Disease, Ethno-veterinary, Livestock, Traditional, Uttar Pradesh.

How to cite this article: Bora M, Tiwari RK, Gaidhani SN, Nanda GC, Hazra J. A Survey on Traditional Health care Practices for treating Livestock Diseases in Sitapur District, Uttar Pradesh, India. J Drug Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018;3(1):23-28.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None