24. Zootheraputic practices in Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Pakistan

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Waqas Ahmad Shams, Gauhar Rehman Zahid Ullah Sumbal Ara, Sadaf Niaz, Abid Ali, Khurshid Khan, Huma Alam, Nida Gul Tahira Naz Saif ul Islam Abdul Jamil khan



The use of animals for therapeutic purpose is an important filed from ancient time. They utilize animals for different purposes like art, religion, music, and literature. In Zoo therapy different parts of the animal body, their products, or non-animal materials such as nests and cocoon are used. It has an important contribution to understanding traditional subsistence and medical knowledge and practices. The present study is intended to look into different zoo therapeutic medicinal uses in the traditional health care system among the native inhabitants of district Swabi, Khyber PakhtunKhawa Pakistan. It is of immense importance that 47 different types of animals species use for different type of diseases like cancer, diabetes, snake bite, fever etc. The part used, how they used and what is the Fidelity level (FL) and Relative frequency of citation (RFC) is the key points. This study highlights traditional zoo therapeutic remedial measures and verify it so that it used for the welfare of human on a commercial level.

Keywords: Ethno zoology; Fidelity level; Relative frequency of citation


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