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Table 3 Animals and other materials used in ethnoveterinary medicine of the study area

From: Ethnoveterinary practices of Covasna County, Transylvania, Romania

Animals Medicinal use Number of citations
Menyet (Mustela nivalis L.) skin as an embrocation by itself or soaked in milk for mastitis [cattle] 29
Tetű (lices) put into the urethra as a diuretic [horse] 3
Minerals and other substances   Number of citations
Bread for rumination [cattle] 11
Clay by itself or with salt as an embrocation for mastitis [cattle] 9
Cobweb as an embrocation for skin injuries [horse] 3
“hótszén” (hot embers quenched in water) for diarrhea [pig] 4
Glass (powdered) blown into the eyes for cataract [cattle] 63
“szénamurha” (hay) by itself or poured with urine for respiratory diseases [horse] 31
Injection for respiratory diseases [horse] 3
Milk for stomach heat, inflammation, ache [cattle], with Allium sativum as an anthelmintic [pig] 22
Oil for stomach heat, inflammation, ache, rumination [cattle] 25
Salt with water and vinegar as a wash or embrocation for mastitis [cattle] 7
Sugar (powdered) blown into the eyes for cataract [cattle] 61
Turpentine for respiratory diseases [horse] 2
Toast for rumination [cattle] 9
Urine (human) poured onto “szénamurha” for respiratory diseases [horse] 5
Vinegar with water and salt as a wash or embrocation for mastitis [cattle] 18
Water with vinegar and salt as a wash or embrocation for mastitis [cattle] 19
poured beside the animals as a diuretic [horse] 7
put into the shed to vaporize and induce urination [sheep] 6
Whey powder anthelmintics [pig] 3