Ethno-veterinary practices (EVP) include herbal medicine as well other locally adapted practices in animal health care. In India, TDU (Trans-Disciplinary University) together with TANUVAS (Tamil Nadu Veterinary Science University) have documented, assessed and promoted locally available herbal medicine on basis of Ayurvedic principles.
Together these institutes now provide training courses for farmers and veterinarians (included Post-Graduate diploma course) from the three main milk unions in the South-Indian states Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The training focuses on preventing and curing the most common cattle diseases with herbal medicine. The control of mastitis, for example, is based on an age-old recipe with Aloe Vera, kurkuma and calciumhydroxide.